For over 40 years, Mt. Airy CDC (MACDC) has been delivering on its mission to preserve, empower, and enrich a vibrant and diverse Mt. Airy. The bustling commercial corridor currently at the heart of the community exists in large part the work of MACDC. MACDC aims to further Mt. Airy’s existence as one of the most aspirational communities in the United States, where high quality of life, exceptional housing stock and ethnic/racial and economic diversity beautifully combine.
The organization got its start in 1980 as the Mt. Airy Village Development Corporation, an outgrowth of a collaboration of East and West Mt. Airy neighbors who had tired of blighted and dilapidated buildings on Germantown Avenue, the community’s business corridor. The organization successfully caused the transformation of these neglected commercial properties into income-producing properties owned and operated by local neighborhood merchants.
In the 1990s, the organization became known as Mt. Airy USA and added Housing Counseling to its list of services. In 2002, the organization cut the ribbon on its current home, a major commercial building on Germantown Avenue housing the organization’s offices, as well as a post office, a bank, a diner, and additional office space upstairs.
In 2019, the organization changed its name to Mt. Airy CDC to better reflect the work it does as a Community Development Corporation. We currently work to fulfill our mission through four program areas: 1) Real Estate & Infrastructure, 2) Housing Counseling, 3) Business Services, and 4) Community Programs
Executive Director Opportunity
Mt. Airy CDC is a community development corporation dedicated to the vitality and economic development of Mt. Airy. The Executive Director (ED) will work to successfully lead and manage MACDC according to the strategic direction set in conjunction with the Board of Directors. The ED will have direct oversight and responsibility for MACDC’s administrative and programmatic functions, including 13+ member staff and a $2million budget. The ideal candidate would have the vision and skills to further the economic development of Mt. Airy through fundraising, real estate development and team building. The ideal candidate would also have relevant non-profit experiences necessary to oversee the programmatic and social service initiatives of the organization.