Sarida Scott has served as the Executive Director for Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) since September 2012. Prior to coming to CDAD, she worked at Michigan Community Resources, holding positions as Legal Director and Chief Program Officer. She has worked in the community development industry and local government, combined, for more than fifteen years. Sarida received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Sarida’s work experience has been concentrated in the areas of nonprofit legal compliance, education and community engagement. Additionally, she has served on a number of boards and is currently serving as a board member for the Mercy Education Project, the Michigan League for Public Policy and Heritage Works. Sarida is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program. She lives in Detroit with her husband..