Sagamore Development/Port Covington
In her role as vice president of community affairs and as a legal adviser at Sagamore Development Company, Alicia Wilson gets the opportunity to lift up the Baltimore communities surrounding Port Covington that have long suffered from disinvestment.
At Sagamore, she’s helped build out one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the U.S. in Port Covington. Wilson was in charge of negotiating community benefits agreements in the deal and she now watches how those agreements are being carried out.
Trying to find common ground among a group of interested parties with such diverse interests is a real challenge, she said. That’s where her skills as an accomplished former trial lawyer come in handy.
“By drawing thoughtful investment to the area, providing local minority-owned and women-owned business with a diverse set of contract opportunities over decades, and providing Baltimore residents meaningful jobs, Port Covington can help change the financial trajectory of individuals, families and even neighborhoods throughout our city,” Wilson said.
Wilson also handles strategic advice on complex crisis management and public relations matters for corporate executives.
She has a host of awards from local groups and was recently profiled in Forbes for her advocacy work on behalf of children in Baltimore. That work includes aiding youth in enrolling in drug treatment and diversion programs and creating resource guides for parents of troubled children.