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Ben Wheeler is a seasoned Community Developer who has worked for various housing organizationsand served on different boards that collaborate with neighbors on their passions and gifts whileamplifying policy changes that create equity. He serves as the Seattle Housing Authority's Yesler TerraceCommunity Builder and Interim Supervisor for the Housing Authority's Community Builders. Yesler isone of the U.S. oldest integrated publicly funded housing neighborhoods and will be the nation's largestmixed-income neighborhood.Ben's role in Yesler is to listen to community members' passions and dreams to create pathways to buildcommunity and connections. He works with community members, institutions, and communitymembers to amplify the voices of the neighborhood, which is rooted in the Asset-Based CommunityDevelopment approach. Ben has earned a Master of Science in Community Development from KansasState University. He is an active member of the housing authority's Race and Social Justice Initiative.