WESLEY MYRICK is a nonprofit finance and operations executive named one of the “30 Under 30” nonprofit leaders by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits in 2016. He has over 15 years of experience crafting and scaling public-private partnerships for mission-oriented organizations. His most recent roles include advisory board chairman, board of directors chairman, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Wesley holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgia State University, a master’s degree in international affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s of legal studies from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University.
Atlanta’s rapid population growth in combination with the redevelopment of the City’s Beltline has caused nearly half of all of its census tracts to experience gentrification. Many low-income and predominantly Black communities have been squeezed out of their neighborhoods, which have already faced continuous waves of displacement. To build on the city’s ambitious commitments to these legacy residents, FUSE will partner with the mayor’s office to shape and implement critical initiatives aimed at mitigating displacement. FUSE will initiate neighborhood-specific interventions that will prevent predominantly low-income and Black Atlantans from being pushed farther away from opportunity and driven from their unique communities.