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Roger Clay

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Roger Clay

Former President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development

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Roger A. Clay Jr. is a visiting scholar at the Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and its Center on Poverty and Inequality. He previously was the President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, the General Counsel of the California Housing Finance Agency, and a partner in the law firm of Goldfarb & Lipman. He later became a Senior Fellow at the Institute on Race & Poverty at the University of Minnesota. Roger has served in numerous volunteer leadership positions including chair of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, vice- chair of the Stanford Board of Trustees, chair of the Stanford Alumni Association, and chair of both the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. Roger is the co-editor of the book, Building Healthy Communities: A Guide to Community Economic Development for Advocates, Lawyers, and Policymakers and has been awarded the Gold Spike award, Stanford University’s highest award for volunteer leadership service.