Alicia Lake is a graduate of the MBA in Community Economic Development program at Cape Breton University. She holds two bachelor degrees from CBU, one in Community Studies and one in Political Science, as well as a diploma in Public Administration and Management. For the last several years Alicia has been actively involved with various housing projects and issues in the region.
In keeping with these interests she has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Sydney Architectural Conservation Society. Alicia is the current Vice Chair of the Affordable Housing and Renovation Partnership as well as the Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Project) Build Committee. Alicia’s primary interest is in relating housing issues to Community Economic Development. Alicia is also passionate about sustainable agriculture as a foundational element in Community Economic Development. She is the founder and president of the Baddeck and Area Community Market and, to raise community awareness of local capacities and resources, she also blogs about her local food projects.