Coppin State University Alumna Joins West North Avenue Development Authority
Christy Turner (’22)
has joined the West North Avenue Development Authority (WNADA), as a Community Revitalization Coordinator. Turner is an AmeriCorps Lead for America Fellow
and will work full-time supporting the WNADA through June 2023.
During her time with WNADA she will assist Executive Director Chad Williams in develop and implement a comprehensive revitalization plan for the West North Avenue corridor in partnership with community stakeholders to improve housing, transportation, and economic development.
Turner believes her leadership experiences and coursework at Coppin has prepared her for her fellowship by giving her perspective.
Turner say she looks forward to connecting with the community in her work with WNADA.
“A lot of times, I think policy, planning, and community development are done by developers, and they don’t really include the community. I like that the Development Authority wants to include the community and understand their wants, their needs, and their desires for what they want their community to look like.”
When asked what she wished people knew about Charm City, she reflects on her desire for people to get to know the city, including West Baltimore.
“I wish [people] would realize there is value in all parts of Baltimore,” said Turner. “And when we value all parts of Baltimore, that’s when you can truly see its beauty.”