Please welcome our newest member, César Garcia.
César is driven by a vision for the future – an equitable community full of choice and opportunities for residents to thrive, providing a strong foundation for success. In his role as Executive Director at Canopy South, he leads the revitalization efforts in areas of South Omaha and focuses on transforming neighborhoods while bringing together the vital components necessary for holistic community revitalization: high quality mixed-income housing, an effective cradle-to-college education pipeline, and comprehensive community wellness resources; with the goal of creating a healthier, more sustainable, mixed-income community. César fosters intentional partnerships with community stakeholders and leads strategic initiatives and projects to fulfill the mission of the organization.
Previously, César served as a Principal in the Firm and as Engineering Sector Leader at DLR Group. While there, he was the Lead for several notable local projects, including the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Conservation Academy and the new addition to Central High School. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Nebraska and brings more than 15 years of engineering, project management, and business development experience to the organization.
Originally from one of the largest cities in Colombia, César immigrated to the United States as a teenager in pursuit of opportunity – a common thread, which bonds his own experience to many in the community he serves. With strong ties to Omaha, much of his time is committed to giving back to the city foundational to his success. Garcia serves on multiple boards and committees focused on equitable development, including Intercultural Senior Center, Civic Nebraska, and the Greater Omaha Chamber.
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  • Ten Outstanding Young Omahans
  • Leadership Omaha Class 38