Regional Community and Economic Development Manager
333 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
Emily Mitchell is the regional community and economic development manager for the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She covers middle and eastern Tennessee, and the northern part of Alabama. As a member of the Atlanta Fed's community and economic development (CED) team, she works with banks, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to develop programs that promote asset building, affordable housing, small business, job creation, and other related community development initiatives. Mitchell also leads the CED group's workforce development initiatives.
Previously, she spent four years as senior program director at Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, Maryland, implementing and managing training, technical assistance, grants, and a web-based certification process to organizations integrating green development practices into affordable housing. She also managed the residential green building program, LEED for Homes, and the affordable housing efforts at the U.S. Green Building Council.
Mitchell has master's degrees in urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech University and environmental science and policy from American University. In Nashville, she serves on the advisory committees for the Bank On Music City initiative and the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center, participates on the Workforce Development Leadership Committee under the mayor's Poverty Council, and serves as a volunteer for United Way of Metro Nashville's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, preparing free tax returns for middle Tennessee families.