Jeff WashburneCLCLT & NHSM Executive Director

Jeff Washburne has served as the Executive Director of the City of Lakes Community Land Trust since November of 2002 when he was hired as the first staff member for the organization with the goal of implementing the community vision of starting a Community Land Trust in Minneapolis. Jeff previously worked at Twin Cities Neighborhood Housing Services from 1997 – 2000 and 2001 – 2002, serving as the Executive Director the latter 2 years. Prior to his nonprofit housing experience, Jeff worked as a construction supervisor and trainer for a residential construction firm in South Korea, a YMCA Program Manager in New Mexico, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. Jeff holds a B.S. in Psychology from DePauw University and an M.A. in Public Administration from Hamline University. In February 2014, Jeff completed the 18-month NeighborWorks® Achieving Excellence in Community Development Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Jeff currently serves on the boards of the Minneapolis Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), Twin Cities Community Land Bank (TCCLB), NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, MN Cycling Center (MCC), and the Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition (MNCLTC). Jeff lives in South Minneapolis. Send Jeff Washburne a message >

Staci HorwitzOperations Director

Staci Horwitz joined City of Lakes Community Land Trust in March of 2006 and serves as the Operations Director overseeing CLCLT’s day-to-day operations, property development initiatives, and grant-writing. Staci is also heavily involved in national and local conversations and community groups focusing on transit-oriented development (TOD) and commercial CLTs. Prior to her work with the CLCLT, Staci served as president of a small software technology firm, grant writing consultant, youth specialist, and medical sales consultant. Staci also has experience in nonprofit administration; program development, implementation and evaluation; small business financial management; contract management; computer network design and support; and facilitating workshops on financing, community land trust stewardship, and homeowner engagement. Outside of her work with the CLCLT, Staci has facilitated various workshops for NeighborWorks® America and the National CLT Network. Staci received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the College of St. Scholastica and spends her free time experimenting in cooking and enjoying all that the city of Minneapolis has to offer. Staci lives in North Minneapolis. Send Staci Horwitz a message.                                                                                                                    

Jennifer Sturtz, Program Manager

Jennifer came on staff with the CLCLT in 2013 as the CLCLT’s Program Manager. In this role, Jennifer facilitates homebuyer education orientations and workshops, assists buyers through the application and closing process, and works with existing CLCLT homeowners with inquiries into the resale of their homes. Prior to working at CLCLT, Jennifer worked in the public sector in the financial services and healthcare industries. Jennifer graduated with B.A.s in Religion and Elementary Education from Wartburg College and has recently begun learning how to knit. Send Jennifer Sturtz a message.


Sheng VangEngagement Coordinator

Sheng Vang joined the CLCLT in 2016 as the Program Associate having worked in a volunteer capacity to assist the Operations Director since 2015. In her role as Engagement Coordinator, Sheng is the liason between the organization and existing homeowners and is reponsible for coordinating homeowner events and trainings. Sheng also utilizes her role as an existing CLCLT homeowner to advocate on behalf of the organization. Outside of work Sheng enjoys finding outlets for her creativity. Send Sheng Vang a message.

Domonique Jones, Program Director – Commercial Land Trust

Domonique Jones, joined the City of Lakes Community Land Trust latter part of 2019 as the Program Director for the Commercial Land Trust Initiative. Prior to coming to the CLCLT Domonique was the Program Manager at Meda, where she launched the Meda Mini MBA Program which was an accelerator for business owners of color. She also oversaw a pilot program called the Junior Achievement/Meda Fellows. This program provided entrepreneurship training to middle school and high school students in at risk communities. Prior to her non-profit experience, Domonique owned a business in the Mall of America called Drop N’ Shop: Child Entertainment Center, and currently owns a talent management company call EPE (Entertainment Promotion Enterprise), a business that she founded in 2009. Domonique spent nearly 8 years in the corporate sector, working at Cargill and United Health Group. Domonique holds a BA in International Management, Social Justice with a concentration in Law, Legal Studies and received a Paralegal and Spanish Proficiency Certification from Hamline University. She also holds an MBA in Project Management, Management Information Systems, and Finance as well as a Project Management certification From Metropolitan State University. Domonique is Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt Certified with over 12 years of project management experience. Domonique currently serves on the board of Olu’s 360.  Domonique grew up in North Minneapolis, and now resides in Hugo.

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