Name: Chad Marchand
Title: Project Coordinator
Affiliation: Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program
Bio: Chad joined the University of Arizona Institute of the Environment Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program in January 2015. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Political Science and History (2005) as well as his Master’s Degree in Public Administration (2014). He then went on to graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis in 2017. And, now he is enrolled as a graduate student at Georgetown University. He will graduate in 2019 with his Masters of Professional Studies Degree in Applied Intelligence.
Before joining the University of Arizona, Chad was the Neighborhood Business & School Alliance Program Manager within Good Neighbor Ventures, Inc. Chad was tasked with working with residents and businesses to implement small business that helped drive economic development. Prior to working with Good Neighbor Ventures, Inc., he served as the Community Justice Unit Supervisor for the Pima County Attorney’s Office. Chad was also a Deputy Prosecutor with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the Colville Confederated Tribes.
Chad serves the community by volunteering on the University of Arizona Native American Presidential Advisory Council as well as being the President of the Honors College Alumni Club. Additionally, Chad served on the City of Tucson’s Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) Governing Board. He was also a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) having been appointed by Mayor Walkup in 2010 and was a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) until May 2012. Chad was a member of the Flinn-Brown inaugural class for the Civic Leadership Institute which is designed to train Arizona’s next leaders.
For his work, Chad was the recipient of the Arizona Daily Star 40 Under 40 Award 2009, Omicron Delta Kappa Community Service Recognition Award in February 2011, the Children & Family Services Champions for Children & Families Award in April 2011, the University of Arizona Outstanding Young Alumni Volunteer Award in May 2011, the Prison Fellowship International Certificate of Recognition Award in June 2011, and most recently received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Native American 40 Under 40 Award in October 2016.