Cody joined the ACLU of North Dakota in 2022. As advocacy manager, Cody builds the ACLU’s public education and advocacy programs through coalition-building, leadership development, communication, and lobbying. He ensures that supporters of the ACLU of North Dakota have the tools, information, and opportunities to be effective advocates on issues like abortion rights, voting rights, criminal justice reform, and LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit rights.
Prior to joining the ACLU of North Dakota, Cody served as executive director of the FM Coalition to End Homelessness, an advocacy, education, and collaboration nonprofit with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in the Fargo metro area.
Outside of the ACLU, Cody is a commissioner for the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority and serves on the boards of directors for the Fargo Downtown Neighborhood Association and The Human Family, a nonprofit with a mission to change communities through art, including the North Dakota Human Rights Art and Film Festivals and the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival.
Cody grew up in Bismarck and holds degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University and Duke University. A self-identified NPR nerd and coffee addict, Cody is usually game for a round of bar trivia and loves to get out hiking. He also enjoys cooking, kayaking, amateur mixology, and live music events.