Darrèll Brown to Lead CLF Rhode Island

Brings deep community engagement experience

August 5, 2021 (PROVIDENCE, RI) – After a national search, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has chosen Darrèll Brown to lead the organization’s Rhode Island office and advocacy efforts. Prior to CLF, Darrèll served as Director of Economic Development for Charles County, MD.

“Darrèll has been an unflagging advocate working to uplift underserved communities for years,” said Bradley Campbell, President of Conservation Law Foundation. “His unique experience at the intersection of economic development and environmental issues makes him an excellent fit to lead CLF’s advocacy in Rhode Island during this critical time. He will be a positive force in the community, and we’re thrilled to have him at CLF.”

“Environmental impacts touch every aspect of our lives and it’s time policies here in Rhode Island caught up with that reality,” said Darrèll Brown, Vice President and Director of CLF Rhode Island. “It’s no mistake or coincidence that incinerators and power plants are placed in poor and minority communities and that those residents get sick and die at higher rates. I’m eager to get to work supporting these communities and pushing for meaningful changes in the state house and the courtroom.”

Prior to his time in the Washington, D.C. area, Darrèll spent several years working in Rhode Island. He served as Director of State and Local Relations for Brown University, Director of Economic Development for the City of Cranston, Chief of Staff for Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse, and policy advisor to Governor Lincoln Almond. Darrèll holds his JD from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from The American University.

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