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Raasin McIntosh

Parks & Placemaking Director

As Director of Parks and Placemaking, Raasin will lead the management team for Republic Square park and manage productions, partnerships, and ideation for cultural-based placemaking and activations that welcome everyone to downtown Austin.

Raasin is the Founder and CEO of Raasin in the Sun. She is a visionary, creative, and Track and Field Olympian whose career spans nearly a decade specializing in community arts initiatives in cross-disciplinary collaborative work.

Raasin attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BA in Communications. She has extensive experience in managing, producing, facilitating and coordinating mural arts, public arts, creative placemaking, restorations, and community engagement initiatives. Raasin currently attends the Mural Arts Institute Philadelphia as part of an Art & Environmental Justice Capacity Building two-year grant initiative.

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