Nevada Merriman

Vice President, Policy and Advocacy
“It is an honor to work on building an affordable housing movement alongside a dedicated group of partners. Local government leaders, advocates, policy experts, and MidPen’s Leadership team all have a role to play in centering public policy on those most impacted by the lack of affordable housing. In coalition we work towards a future that envisions a Bay Area where everyone can thrive.”

Nevada V. Merriman serves as MidPen Housing’s Vice President, Policy and Advocacy. Over the last 16 years, she’s held many positions in the Real Estate Development team, including project manager. Most recently, she was the Director of Housing Development for the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. She has contributed to developing over 3,000 homes in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. She is a passionate advocate for including homes for extremely low-income and unhoused community members in the vision for our Regions’ future. She looks for ways to partner with local governments and build coalition with nearly every affordable housing advocacy organization in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas.

In 2022, Ms. Merriman was appointed to the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority’s Advisory Committee.  She is also a board member at SV@HOME, and she co-chairs the County of San Mateo’s Home for All collaborative. She was a member of the All Home technical committee while it developed a Regional Action Plan to reduce unsheltered homelessness. In her free time, she serves as a Housing Commissioner for the City of Menlo Park.

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