Meridith Levy joined SCC’s staff in 2003 as Director of Community Organizing and Planning, after serving as Organizing Director at Twin Cities CDC (now NewVue Communities) in Fitchburg, Mass. In 2013, she became SCC’s Deputy Director.
Meridith began her career organizing family farmers in Minnesota. She specializes in land use organizing, and has led community participatory planning processes, including the Plymouth Street Initiative in Fitchburg, the East Somerville Initiative and the Green Line Community Corridor Planning Initiative in Somerville. She has worked with the community and her colleagues at SCC to shape important city policies, including the Community Preservation Act, Inclusionary Zoning, and the Jobs Linkage Fee. She has been overseeing the design and implementation of the First Source Jobs Program. As a Michael Rubinger Fellow through LISC, Meridith is exploring community impact investment strategies to further the reach of community development and economic justice in Somerville.
Meridith earned dual masters degrees from Tufts University in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Agriculture, Food and Environment. She is committed to employing participatory and popular education methodologies as a means to inspire community action.