Genesis Gavino

Genesis Gavino

Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, Economic Opportunities Program

Deputy Resilience Officer, City of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Genesis currently serves as the Interim Deputy Resilience Officer where she works closely with the executive team across the organization to implement the Resilient Dallas Strategy. She previously served as the Assistant to the City Manager and Chief of Staff where she managed the Council Agenda Office, Local Government Management Fellows Program, departmental budgets and worked with the executive team to advance the City’s strategic priorities. Prior to Dallas, she served as Systems Analyst for the City of Tacoma’s Neighborhood and Community Services and worked on the development and implementation of a systems-approach to addressing homelessness to include outcome-based evaluations for service providers. Genesis successfully led the development of Tacoma’s first Faith-Based Emergency Shelter Program, assisted executive leadership with the acquisition of property for the development of a youth and young adult drop-in center and adult emergency shelter, and a Community Needs Assessment to inform policy and programmatic decisions. Genesis holds a bachelor of arts in business administration with a focus on management and operations from Washington State University; and a master’s in public administration and certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Washington.

Genesis Gavino is a member of the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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