CDAD Hires New Executive Director
Sarida Scott Montgomery
CDAD is very excited to announce that it has hired a full time Executive Director, Sarida Scott Montgomery, who will be starting in September. For the past several years, Ms. Scott has worked as the Chief Program Officer for Michigan Community Resources (MCR), a nonprofit founded to help nonprofit organizations, which has played a vital role in the community development industry with technical and legal assistance. In her capacity at MCR, Ms. Scott oversaw all of the organization’s programs, managed staff and helped fundraise.
Ms. Scott has worked closely with CDAD in recent years as a former board member, where she served the organization as Secretary, during a critical time of reorganization and growth. “Professionally and personally I support the efforts to elevate the role of CDOs in current planning and revitalization work in Detroit,” Ms. Scott says, “It will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity to lead CDAD to a position of further growth and prominence.”
Ms. Scott’s hiring represents the culmination of a multistage hiring process which was lead by the CDAD board, its members, and the funding community. “I am very proud of this process,” said Scott Alan Davis, CDAD’s chairman, “We engaged the CDAD community, had a great response and were pleased with the quality of candidates. We look forward to working with Sarida.”
Before MCR, Ms. Scott worked at the City of Detroit as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the Law Department and also worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid and Defender Association of Detroit. Ms. Scott has a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan..