Emily Wilson-Hauger is a Program Manager for Woodlands Development Group, a community development nonprofit based in north-central West Virginia. In that capacity, she helps communities develop affordable housing, redevelop downtown areas, restore dilapidated buildings, clean up brownfield sites, and facilitate community planning efforts. In collaboration with Woodlands Community Lenders (a partner CDFI), she also assists entrepreneurs and downtown building owners with building redevelopment, business development, and financing needs. Previously, Emily has worked with other regional development organizations, including the Tucker County Economic Development Authority and New Historic Thomas, a community revitalization nonprofit.
Emily holds a Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management in Massachusetts. Emily is active in her community, serving as president of Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative, vice president of the Tucker County Planning Commission, and board member of the Tucker County Cultural District Authority. She also volunteers for ArtSpring, a local county-wide arts organization. Emily lives in Davis, West Virginia, with her husband and daughter.