Repa’s Professional Bio
Repa serves as President and CEO of Nexus Community Partners, a Community Building Intermediary that works at the intersection of community building and community development, engaging communities of color to achieve equitable, sustainable neighborhood revitalization in the Twin Cities region. Repa has 30+ years of experience in community-based leadership, community capacity building, asset and wealth building strategies, organizational leadership and development, and systems change work, particularly in urban settings. He has been recognized locally and nationally as an innovative and visionary leader.
Repa is also a founding member of the Northside Funders Group and is currently on the Advisory Committee, and the working committee leading the funder group’s racial equity work. He is co-founder of the Twin Cities African American Leadership Forum and he sits on the Board of the Minnesota Council of Foundations, and is a member of its Government Relations & Public Policy Committee.
Repa is a 2005 Bush Leadership Fellow, a 2004 James P. Shannon Leadership Institute Alumni, and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government with a focus on community development; a pending Master’s in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and; a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin.