Cameron N. Conner


Watson Fellow. Community Organizer. Commons Advocate. 




My Story

Cameron is a Community Organizer with a background in International Disaster Relief, currently pursuing a year long Watson Fellowship focused on Community Organizing around the world.

Originally from Eastern Washington, he comes to this work with a background in neighborhood organizing and international development. Cameron has worked under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide housing and shelter for refugees stranded along the northern border of Greece, and he is a co-founder of the Conscious Connections Foundation (CCF) – a non-profit dedicated to supporting primary healthcare, disaster relief, and education in Nepal. In 2019, he led the development, implementation, and day to day operations of the City of Walla Walla’s Neighborhood Engagement Program, an initiative actively helping neighborhoods organize and carry out local change.

Most recently, Cameron worked as an Organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation's oldest and largest Community Organizing network. As an Organizer with the IAF in Dallas, Texas, Cameron worked with schools, faith based institutions, and neighborhoods to address predatory pay-day lending practices, immigration reform, behavioral health / substance abuse challenges, and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. He is a 2020 Watson Fellow, a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow, a Truman Scholarship Finalist and certified Emergency Medical Technician.

Latest Articles & Blog Posts

"Evening in Barcelona Neighborhood Reminds of Possibilities at Home"

The Fig Tree

"'We are Not Scared Anymore': Dallas Tenants Counter Unbearable Conditions"

Dallas Morning News

"Dallas ISD Punts Tax Break Ask from Manufacturing Company... Community Advocates Appose Deal"

Dallas Morning News

"Our relationships live in the space between us – it doesn't live in me or in you or even in the dialogue between the two of us – it lives in the space we live together and that space is sacred space." – Martin Buber