Baye Adolfo-Wilson

Deputy Mayor/Director of Economic and Housing Development, Baye Adofo-Wilson is leading the City of Newark’s efforts to redevelop Newark’s neighborhood commercial corridors, expand small business opportunities, build more mixed-income housing and increase access to Newark’s Riverfront. Mr. Adofo-Wilson was a member of the 2013-2014 Loeb Fellows class at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, during which he examined strategies and opportunities for re-imagining and rebuilding low-income communities using sustainability, culture and local living economies as a model to spur economic development and increase local participation. Baye was the New Jersey Director & Senior Fellow of Community Development of the Regional Plan Association, the nation’s oldest private, non-profit regional planning association, where he worked on policy issues such as housing, economic development, transportation, arts and culture, and the environment. Baye Adofo-Wilson is a graduate of Rutgers-Newark, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.