Michael Marsh - Zip Code Matters

Michael P. Marsh is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and civil rights champion who has been with Toledo Fair Housing Center for 20 years. As the President & CEO, he is accountable for the strategic vision and successful operation of the agency and ensuring that the agency remains mission driven, while overseeing an annual operating budget in excess of $1 million and a staff of 11 persons.

Michael serves on the National Enforcement Advisory Committee of the National Fair Housing Alliance and has supervised multiple Fair Housing Initiatives Programs funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Michael has extensive community development experience, most recently creating the MLK Inclusive Communities program that consisted of three initiatives: a roof replacement grant program in partnership with the Lucas County Land Bank; a home accessibility modification grant program in collaboration with the Ability Center of Greater Toledo; and an emergency mortgage assistance grant program administered by Toledo Fair Housing Center. He was the recipient of the Equality Award from Equality Toledo in 2015 and 20 Under 40 Leadership Award in 2005. Michael also completed leadership workshops at Harvard and Stanford Universities.

Michael’s experience in understanding the obstacles that people face within fair and affordable housing allows him to leave audience members with a clear message and a sense of support.

Michael began his experience in public relations at Bowling Green State University, getting his bachelor’s degree before pursuing his Master of Arts in American Culture Studies.

He is a dynamic speaker who has shared his expertise and knowledge at various conferences throughout the country. Michael has presented at the National Fair Housing Alliance Conference and the Independent Sector Embark Conference in 2015.