Luke Forrest, Executive Director

Luke has dedicated most of his professional career to assisting and advocating on behalf of Michigan’s communities. Since he joined CEDAM in 2019, the organization has diversified its staff and Board of Directors, adopted a new mission, vision, and strategic framework, and expanded capacity-building programs for its member organizations. 

Previously, Luke worked as a legislative staffer and lobbyist in Washington, DC, as a department director for the Michigan Municipal League, and as a “High Fidelity” style store clerk at Encore Records. He holds degrees in urban planning and real estate development from the University of Michigan.

Most importantly, he is a proud father of two children who teach him patience, humility, and that the ‘90s are cool again. His favorite album of all time is “What’s Going On?” by Marvin Gaye.

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