The Southwest Partnership staff work with the neighborhood associations, Southwest Partnership Committees, and anchor institutions to implement the Vision Plan. The staff can be reached at


Michael Seipp, Executive Director

Michael has been working in Baltimore neighborhoods since 1973. He has held positions as a community organizer in several different capacities, has served as Deputy Commissioner of Housing and Community Development for the City of Baltimore and Assistant Secretary of Housing for the State of Maryland. He led the effort to write the Empowerment Zone application. In his last position he worked with The Baltimore Station, a residential program for homeless men who are primarily veterans of the Armed Services. A lifelong resident of Baltimore, he currently lives in the Lauraville neighborhood. He can be contacted at


Curtis Eaddy II,  Events and Marketing Manager

Curtis was born in Baltimore, and raised in Poppleton.  He is a community artist  a Hip Hop DJ and Emcee, who has been programming events for more than ten-years.   As a student at Frostburg State University, he founded an Arts & Entertainment campus-organization to provide diverse cultural events to unite a non-diverse college-community.  After graduating, he returned to Baltimore and continued organizing for cause-related events, Baltimore City Public Schools, and non-profit organizations (College Bound Foundation, Reginald F. Lewis Museum).  His passion for community development brought him to the Southwest Partnership.  His plan as Marketing and Events Manager is to identify opportunities for and develop new events to help bridge the disconnect between the neighborhoods in the community.  Curtis is responsible for supporting and publicizing community events, and marketing the Southwest Partnership and the neighborhoods. He can be contacted at

Anthony Scott

Tony lived in Union Square when he was a kid, at the corner of Stricker & Lombard, and came back as an adult to live.  He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute with the intention f becoming an architect, but discovered a passion for public policy and administration around community development.  He spent four years working in Washington, DC for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), before turning toward local community development working for the City of Baltimore in Fiance and, most recently, the Mayor’s Office.  His childhood memories in Southwest Baltimore and passion for inclusive community development brought him to the Southwest Partnership.  As Program Director for Economic Development, Tony will support the Executive Director and the Committee Chairs in the project management for Commercial Development, Housing, and Public Safety.  He can be contacted at

Kito Shani

Transplant to Baltimore from Wilmington, Delaware; a mother and grandmother, also know as Umi, is a living-room teacher in the neighborhood of Pigtown.  Her green thumb led her to adopt garden plots in the neighborhood and an abandoned lot in Mount Clare as she began to educate her neighbors on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. A retired seamstress interested in re-joining the workforce after being her grandson’s nanny for several years, she reached out to the Southwest Partnership for opportunities and found a new career, as the Office Manager here!  She can be contacted at

Elizabeth Weber, Program Manager

Elizabeth has worked in non-profit administration and volunteer and program coordination for small non-profits in Baltimore. A graduate of the UMB School of Social Work, with a concentration in community organizing, she has experience building relationships between individuals, communities, and institutions and in supporting grassroots program development. Originally from Massachusetts, she lives in Barclay with her family.  Elizabeth manages the Southwest Partnership’s social development projects and supports the Education, Historic Preservation, Vibrant Streets, and Workforce Development Committees. She can be contacted at