Dontá CouncilCED Adviser
Dontá Council is an adviser on stressors and shocks in low- to moderate-income communities on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Community and Economic Development (CED) team. His previous research focuses on the intersection between climate change, social vulnerability, and household recovery. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Council worked in higher education and nonprofit management. In higher education, he conducted research on the impacts of natural hazards on minority communities. Council has presented his conference findings at numerous national and international conferences. Previously, he served as a lecturer at American University and Howard University. In the nonprofit sector, he worked as both a program officer in grant management and director of data for a social justice agency. Council completed his bachelor's degree in political science from Old Dominion University, master's in public administration from Jacksonville State University, and PhD in public administration and policy from the School of Public Service at Old Dominion University.