Emily Trenholm is a member of BAM's Board of Directors. She has served as the Executive Director of Community Development Council of Greater Memphis, Inc. since 2000 and manages all programs and operations of a local coalition of 27 organizations that are working to revitalize Memphis neighborhoods through a variety of community economic strategies. In that role she develops and implements training and capacity building programs for member organizations; builds linkages and collaborative relationships throughout the region with other nonprofits, colleges and universities, private sector partners, and state and local government entities; advocates on issues of concern to community developers (e.g. affordable housing funding, smart growth, etc.) with elected officials at the federal, state and local levels; and represents the nonprofit community development industry on and before various boards, committees, and coalitions. Ms. Trenholm also oversees and directs the activities of Livable Memphis, a coalition of community-based organizations that educates the public and advocates on issues related to urban growth and development. She is a member of the Memphis and Shelby Co. Land Use Control Board and the Memphis Landmarks Commission.