“Umar Muhammad is the Leadership Coordinator, Raleigh-Durham. He has made sports advocacy and development his life’s work. Umar’s present service and leadership activities include appointments to both the Recreation Advisory Commission (RAC) and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council for Durham City/County, NC. He continues advocated for sports development strategies in numerous venues and settings from college campuses and educational symposiums to public policy forums and business workshops. Umar believes deeply in the regions potential to grow a creative economy through sports development.