Alejandra Montoya-Boyer is the Associate Program Director for the Resilient Economies and Communities team at the National Association of Counties (NACo). In this role, she oversees the REC program team focused on deploying programming that helps county leaders foster economic prosperity, mobility, and resilience for all members of their communities. She leads NACo's largest grant-funded project working to enhance county leadership in equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and advancing economic opportunity, mitigate multigenerational poverty, and equip county leaders to effectively tell the stories of their communities to shift the narrative of the experience of poverty. She has a diverse background in policy, grassroots advocacy and campaigning, and program management and deep content expertise in technology, workforce development, and racial equity with experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Immediately prior to joining NACo, she worked as a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and before that she was the Program Manager for the Innovation and Opportunity program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Alejandra calls Albuquerque, New Mexico home, and is a fan of the best green chile, hot air balloons, and hikes up the Sandia Mountains.
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