George Durante has been actively involved with the Caribbean Integration Community Development, Inc. since 2012, but he joined the board in May 2014. Mr. Durante is an economic development and sustainability professional with significant experience working in high levels of state and municipal government, as well as mission-driven social enterprises and nonprofits. He specializes in revitalizing underserved communities, developing and implementing sustainable urban systems, and advancing economic development opportunities in weak or distressed areas. George currently serves as the Chair of the Belmont Vision 21 Implementation Committee and is an active member of Sustainable Belmont. He has co-authored multiple reports, including Talent Magnets: Cities and Universities Building the Workforce for a Knowledge Economy and Challenge into Opportunity: Urban Agriculture, Social Enterprise & Holistic Value Creation.
George currently works for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and holds a MS in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University and a BS in Environmental Science and Regional Planning from Westfield State University.