Bill Potapchuk is President and founder of the Community Building Institute (CBI). CBI works to strengthen the capacity of communities to conduct public business inclusively, collaboratively, and effectively with the goal of building healthy, sustainable and equitable futures. Potapchuk has worked with states and communities around the country as well as a number of foundations, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations as a consultant, facilitator, mediator, strategic advisor, and coach. Widely published, He has co-authored chapters for the Deliberative Democracy Handbook, Consensus Building Handbook and the Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook.
CBI helps communities improve the way they conduct public business to be more inclusive, more collaborative, and more effective. CBI believes that efforts to build vibrant, sustainable, and healthy communities must involve citizens and a wide array of public and private institutions to achieve real change. CBI works directly with communities as well as with federal and state agencies and national foundations with efforts that serve multiple communities.
This group was formed to help NCDDers from the Mid-Atlantic states to network and share region-specific information. The Mid-Atlantic region includes Washington D.C. and parts of its surrounding states (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV).