Arts-Based Community Development Convening
Transforming Post-Industrial Cities through Art and Innovation
April 12 through 14, 2012 - St. Louis

Matthew Ashby

St. Louis, Missouri


Matthew Ashby is a Senior Community Development Specialist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  He is responsible for promoting community and economic development and fair and equal access to credit.  This is achieved by providing technical assistance and training on successful initiatives and programs, convening key stakeholders to identify community development needs, and facilitating partnerships among financial institutions, community-based organizations, and others.

Before coming to the Federal Reserve, Ashby served as acting director of research and chief of policy and program planning at the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and community and economic development specialist in the St. Louis office of the Governor of Missouri.  He holds a master’s degree in community development from the University of Missouri; a bachelor’s degree in music and anthropology from the University of Central Missouri; and a banking school diploma from the Center for Financial Training.


Art & Architecture as Catalyst – Livability and Sustainability

Day 2 / Apr, 13 @ 4:15 pm
Lower Level : Room D

This panel discusses art and architecture as catalysts not only to economic development, but to quality of life, sustainability, and livability.