Meet the Emerging Leaders Network Team

Aileen Alon

Director of Arts & Creative Industry for Opa-locka Community Development Corporation

Director of Arts & Creative Industry
Opa-locka Community Development Corporation
490 Opa-locka Blvd. Suite 20
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
T: (305)-687-3545 x224

Aileen Alon is drawn to projects promoting the arts, civic engagement, and sustainable communities. She is the Director of Arts & Creative Industry at the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, which was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts' Exploring Our Town initiative as a case study for best practices in community development and creative placemaking. Aileen also serves on the National Creativity Network's Creative Economy Coalition, national grant panels, and several local boards and steering committees. Her background in visual arts, dance, music and writing led to studies at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Cultural Planning and Development, Scuola Lorenzo de'Medici in Italy, and her B.A. in Art History from Winthrop University.