Meet the Staff

Chris Barnett joined Lawrence CDC as Executive Director in 2012.

Chris has long experience in community development and planning as a professional and as a volunteer.   Previously, he worked for another community development organization in Indianapolis and prior to that he owned, operated, and managed a number of small businesses.

In his free time, Chris has served on various neighborhood, city, and national boards.  His professional and volunteer activities reflect a personal dedication to a vibrant and growing community: one with thriving neighborhood/local businesses; affordable, safe rental housing and homeownership; clean drinking water; healthy food; and beautiful parks, trails, waterways and greenways for all.