Bob Van Meter

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Bob Van Meter

Bob Van Meter lives in Acton, Massachusetts. He has served as Executive Director of Boston LISC since March of 2008. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation from 1993 until 2008, and a project manager and real estate director at the Fenway Community Development Corporation before that. Bob served as a board member of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations for ten years and as board chair for two years. He spent eight years as a community organizer in Chicago and Boston with Illinois Public Action, Massachusetts Fair Share and the Massachusetts Tenants Organization.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he studied anthropology. He is also a graduate of the Development Training Institute and the Achieving Excellence in Community Development program sponsored by Neighborworks America in partnership with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He helped to develop the New View co-housing community outside of Boston where he has lived with his wife and two daughters for the last fourteen years.

New American Movement

In 1980 Bob Van Meter, Chicago, was a delegate to the December 12-14 Chicago, National Council meeting of the New American Movement[1].

Between 1980 and 1981 John Cameron, Illinois and Bob Van Meter, Illinois were chairs of the Energy Commission of the New American Movement.[2]

New American Movement 10th convention

In 1981 John Cameron and Bob Van Meter, Co-Chairs of the Commission led a workshop entitled Energy Commission at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.

Van Meter also led a workshop entitled Energy and Re-industrialization.[3]

Boston DSA

In 2002 Bob Van Meter was Executive Director of the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation, and a former member of the Boston Democratic Socialists of America Exec Board.[4]


  1. NAM National Council meeting notice Dec 12 1980
  2. NAM Commission Chairs list, 1980 - 1981
  3. NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
  4. Yankee Radical Jan. 2002