Chad joined the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) and Haury Native Nations Climate Adaptation Programs in January 2015. Chad Marchand, born and raised in Omak, Washington, is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Before joining The University of Arizona, Chad was the Neighborhood Business Alliance District Program Manager within Good Neighbor Ventures, Inc. Chad was tasked with working with residents and businesses to implement small business fairs that helped drive economic development. Prior to working with Good Neighbor Ventures, Inc., he served as the Community Justice Unit Supervisor for the Pima County Attorney’s Office and managed several programs including the Community Justice Boards, Communities Addressing Responsible Gun Ownership (C.A.R.G.O.) and ACT Now Truancy. Chad was also a Deputy Prosecutor with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the Colville Confederated Tribes. Chad started his public service career as an Executive Intern with Arizona Governor, Janet Napolitano’s Southern Arizona Office, where his responsibilities included constituent service and database management. Chad serves the community by volunteering on The University of Arizona Native American Presidential Advisory Council as well as being the President of the American Indian and Honors College Alumni Clubs. Additionally, Chad served on the City of Tucson’s Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) Governing Board and aided in the creation of the City of Tucson Violence Prevention Plan. He was also a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) having been appointed by Mayor Walkup in 2010 and was a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) until May 2012. Chad was a member of the Flinn-Brown inaugural class for the Civic Leadership Institute which is designed to train Arizona’s next leaders. For his work, Chad was the recipient of the Arizona Daily Star 40 Under 40 Award 2009, Omicron Delta Kappa Community Service Recognition Award in February 2011, the Children & Family Services Champions for Children & Families Award in April 2011, The University of Arizona Outstanding Young Alumni Volunteer Award in May 2011, and received the Prison Fellowship International Certificate of Recognition Award in June 2011.
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