Ebony Dumas is a planner focused on creative economic development strategies and their intersection with community-benefit. From conducting spatial analyses to creating engaging activities for public meetings, her work has been included in a variety of public and private sector presentations and reports. Framed by her nine years of experience in art non-profit management and operations, Ebony understands the importance of feasible implementation based on organizational capacity and structure.

Ebony is a 2019 Association for Community Design Fellow and has recently served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant. Additionally, she was a panelist at Princeton University Women’s Center for “Building Community Spaces Through Music and Dance.”

Outside of planning, Ebony (aka DJ Natty Boom) spins music that ranges from Tropical Bass, International Pop, House and Hip-Hop. She has also played at diverse venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, The Howard Theatre, and across the Mid-Atlantic Region, New Orleans, and Lima, Peru. Natty Boom is also 1/5 of the all-women DJ Crew, Anthology of Booty, which creates unique and welcoming social spaces and dancefloors.