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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, Community Development Director

Johnson receives Rubinger Fellowship

Bloomington Community Development Director Eric Johnson was named a 2020 Rubinger Fellow by the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC). Johnson was one of 10 selected in a competitive nationwide process and is the first-ever fellow representing a unit of government.

Fellows meet three times a year and are supported with a network of resources. Johnson will use his fellowship year and resources to research innovative solutions in affordable housing and community development with an emphasis on policy and strategy within redevelopment approaches.

“I’m hoping that what I learn through this fellowship will add more support to team Bloomington as we continue to make our city a community of choice in the Twin Cities region,” Johnson said. 

LISC awarded $40,000 to each fellow to support a special project that addresses critical challenges in rural and urban America. Their overarching goal is to develop innovative solutions that improve the quality of life for people and connect them to the broader economy.