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Natalie Avery

Director of Strategy & Engagement

Natalie brings over 10 years of experience in the place management field having led the MidCity Business Association and run the DC BID Council for seven years. Along with Mr. Bradley and Ms. Davis, she has led community engagement and strategic planning efforts for BIDs in formation or transition. A lifelong DC resident, Natalie grew up and still has family in Friendship Heights, bringing a deep understanding of its history, needs, and potential. Natalie brings special expertise and focuses on inclusive placemaking, having co-authored a national report on creating more inclusive and equitable cities in the Place Management field. Her primary role in this project will be to help guide stakeholder engagement and education programs as well as support a petition drive and create the groundwork for BID formation. For the Alliance, Natalie oversees administrations, operations, financial reporting, and community engagement; and manages the BID and Urban District formation processes.