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Denetrick Powers

Co-Founder and Director of Planning

As the Head of Planning and Engagement at NEOO, Denetrick leads complex projects through empathetic and data-informed processes to elevate the human experience. He amplifies rich storytelling and transparency to the public by leveraging over 10 years of industry experience in community organizing, public arts, and cultural placemaking.

In 2018, Denetrick co-founded NEOO with an intense focus on ensuring voices of diverse communities are brought to the front of the room and that outcomes were tied to needs of the community.


Denetrick has a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Fashion Studies from the University of Minnesota.

Denetrick Powers
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