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Greg Farmer was named Vice President, Government Relations
and International Trade for Nortel Networks in May 1996. Mr. Farmer has responsibility for
international trade, regulatory, legislative and executive activities. He is responsible
for assisting Nortel Networks worldwide marketing organizations with government relations,
trade support activities including working with the U.S. Executive Departments, Congress
and foreign embassies in Washington. Farther also served as Director of Government
Relations for Nortel Networks from 1989 to 1991.
Prior to returning to Nortel Networks, Farmer was
nominated by President Clinton and Confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Under Secretary of
Under his direction as Under Secretary, the first-ever
White House Conference on Travel and Tourism was held an historic opportunity to develop a
strategic plan for the 21st century. He also convened the first Western Hemispheric
Tourism Ministerial in 1994 to help map a regional economic strategy for the western
While at Commerce, Farmer initiated several dynamic
marketing programs including public/private initiatives. Placing an emphasis on technology
in 1995, Under Secretary Farmer helped establish the U.S. navel and Tourism Information
Network (USTTIN) an Internet website that provides information about U.S. travel
destinations, products, and services to more than 35 million people worldwide.
Farmer was previously Secretary of Commerce for the state
of Florida, responsible for promoting a comprehensive economic development program for the
state. In that capacity, Farmer had oversight of international trade; industry
development; tourism; business assistance; sports; and film and motion picture
Farmer is recognized as having brought a business-like
approach fostering a market-driven, customer-focused, measurable approach to government in
Florida. He has privatized traditional government functions and incorporated a
public-private partnership to all major activities for which he was responsible.
Farmer's extensive legislative and political experience
includes six years (1982-1988) as Chief of Staff for former Congressman Buddy MacKay;
Executive Staff for former Governor Bob Graham (1981) and served briefly in the Carter
White House. Farmer serves on the Governing Board of the Telecommunications Industry
Association, the Electronics Industry Alliance, Ford's Theatre, United States
Telecommunications Training Institute, United States Republic of China (Taiwan)
Business Council and the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International
He recently served as chair of the information technology
transition team for Anthony Williams, the Mayor of Washington, DC. He has had many
articles published over the past ten years, including a recent piece on new millennium
issues which appeared in Vital Speeches.
He completed the Marine Corps Marathon in three hours and
Farmer is a graduate of Florida International University
and earned his master's degree from Florida State University.
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LAWRENCE H. PARKS
2440 16TH STREET N.W. #207
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20009
Home: (202) 387-3288
Work: (202) 872-0223
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO, 1997 - Present
Senior Vice President for External and Legislative Affairs, San Francisco, CA
Opened first Washington office for the Federal Home Loan
Chief negotiator with the Congress, White House and
regulatory agencies on issues that impact the $50 billion wholesale lending institution -
the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Develop policies, and business products that
increase profitability and ensure Bank commitment to mission of housing finance. Direct
report to the President of the Bank.
- Manage legislative outreach and lobbying efforts.
- Represent Banks interests before the regulators in areas
such as financial management practices; affordable housing; mission of Bank System and new
- Establish alliances with industry trade groups; non-profit
organizations and state/local governments.
- Maintain relations with 14 member Board of Directors.
- Ensure strategic focus of Bank incorporates the perspective
of federal regulators and legislators.
- Oversee Congressional strategy for new legislative
- Draft comments on regulations pending before regulators.
- Draft legislation and supporting documents for federal
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, January 1993 - February 1997
Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of Strategic Growth and Finance, Washington,
Establish policies, develop legislation, formulate
restructuring and agency priorities and have general oversight on behalf of the Secretary
of Commerce for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Minority Business
positions for the Cabinet level National Economic Council (NEC). Serve as principal
Secretarial representative at the White House Domestic Policy Council (DECD. Chair of
departmental working group an business development. Responsible for public speaking on
behalf of the Secretary for domestic and international business.
Strategic Planning and Implementation
- Oversaw California industry defense conversion bowed
commercial exporting activity; policies and products initiated by Commerce Department lead
to economy growth out of recession in the state. Principal Architect of Federal Domestic
Policy shift from welfare to economic development and business expansion.
- Established new collaborative prom between government
buses/and academia in the San Francisco Bay Area resulting in a regional approach towards
- Developed initiative to focus future export actions on
service sector industries; responsible for increasing number of small and medium sized
businesses engaged to product sales to Pacific Rim Countries Exports in California
increased by 18% and the Pacific Rim Countries accounted for 53.5% of this increase.
Reduced Economic Development Agency by 20% over 4 years. Reduced overhead by 37%.
Decentralized program execution by empowering field operations for decision making
activity. Established program to eliminate 1/3 existing contractors.
Direct supervisory responsibilities over senior policy staff of 7 employees, indirect
supervisory responsibility oyez staff of 400 employees.
MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION, 1991-1993
Director, Washington, D.C.
Provided legislative representative to the ?.,300 members
of the trade association. Chief lobbyist for tax, commercial mortgage banking, multifamily
issues that impact the mortgage banking industry.
Initiated legislative reforms.
- Business Development
Responsible for maintaining existing client relationships, established alliances and
allegiances with other industry leaders in the areas of environmental liability, asset
depredation, preservation of mortgage interest deduction and preserving low income housing
UNITED STATES SENATE, 1988 -1991
Counsel to fete Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban
Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affair.
- Drafted and Negotiated 3 bills into law.
- Author of major provisions of FIRREA.
- Established capital requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac to increase Investor confidence.
Counsel to Senator Lloyd Bentsen focusing on the Banking
Committee and Commerce Committee, 1991
WILEY, REIN & FIELDING, 1987-1988
Associate, Washington, D.C.
Concentration in regulatory actions before the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). Drafted briefs for comparative hearings before the FCC;
drafted contracts for the purchase and sale of radio stations: drafted applications for
FCC Licenses and renewal of licenses.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, 1988 -1989
Judicial Clerk, Washington, D.C.
Drafted 50+ opinions in the areas of Securities,
Copyright, Labor and Antitrust. Responsible for evaluating complex legal issues by
deciding and weighing evidence, constitutional principles, Federal Statutes and Case Law.
YALE LAW SCHOOL, J.D., September 1983 - May 1986
New Haven, Connecticut
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), September 1979
- May 1983
Student Body President
President of College of Arts & Sciences
President of Council of Student Leaders
Nisi Pre Law Prize - Highest honor given to students interested in law.
Alumni Association . Most outstanding junior in University.
Sol Feinstone Award - One of two students selected among undergraduate students in the
Philadelphia are in recognition of outstanding academic and leadership skills.
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MADELINE CAROL McCULLOUGH PETTY
5120 Third Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
M.P.A., Howard University, Washington, DC, 1978
B.B.,A., Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, 1965
May 12,1997 to present, Washington, DC, Office Director
The Enterprise Foundation, 815 15th Street, N.W., #638, Washington, DC 20005
(0) 202.639.9458 (F) 202.639.0660 email@example.com
Duties: Directs the Washington, DC program and staff of
The Enterprise Foundation, working with community based organizations, private sector,
government and other stakeholders to redevelop communities through development of
affordable housing and community facilities, community safety, employment and child care
initiatives. Manages capacity building, leadership development, land use planning and
supportive housing programs.
August 1987 - December 1998, President MPA, Inc. 815 15th
Street, N.W., #832 Washington, D. C. 20005
Duties: Provided community planning and development and
management consulting services to community based organizations, private sector and
institutional climb. Served as interim executive of two community development
corporations. Directed resident involvement, land use planning and community participation
programs. Served on development teams to develop affordable and mixed income hoaxing,
neighborhood serving shopping center, community facilities, office space and hotel.
February 1980 to May 1987, Director, Deputy Director and
Chief Administrative Officer, DC Department of Housing and Community Development,
Duties: Broad responsibility for the formulation,
development, implementation and monitoring of housing and community development, urban
renewal and public housing policy, plans and programs. Provided oversight, guidance and
direction to a staff of 1,300 including architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers,
skilled craftspersons, security personnel, project managers, analysts, administrators,
etc. Responsible for developing criteria for selection of developers, participating fin
the review and interview processes, made recommendations for selection to the
Redevelopment Land Agency board and worked with the selected developers through to
completion of projects. Supervised preproposal anal pre-bid conferences for development
and construction projects. Coordinated required reviews and approvals with appropriate
government regulatory bodies and architecture review panels. As Director, served in
1979 -1980, Academic Director, Washington Public Affairs
Center, University of Southern California Washington, DC
Duties: Directed all program activities of management
training and graduate education contract with the DC Department of Human Services, funded
under Title IVA, XIX and XX of the Social Security Act. Planned, organized, implemented
and evaluated program components. Developed and implemented a broad skill training
program. Coordinated, developed, implemented and integrated a specialized Master of Public
Administration program in Human Service Delivery with USC and The American University.
1976 -1978, Management Consultant and Graduate Student
1974 -1976, Acting Executive Director and Director of
Marketing and Enrollment, East of the River Health Association, Washington, DC
Duties: Administered and provided direction, leadership
and coordination for the development and implementation of comprehensive health program,
including prepaid component, with budget in excess of $1 million per year. Developed
standards, procedures and guidelines for service delivery. Supervised a staff of 20,
including administrative, medical and marketing components; staff development. Responsible
for design of 13,000 square foot health facility, construction of leasehold improvements
totaling $ 300,000, purchase of $200,000 health center equipment, medical service contract
negotiations. Coordinated project's activities with US Department of Health, Education and
Welfare (DREW, now HHS). Established management information system. Developed and
implemented marketing system.
1972 - 1973, Director of Program Development, ACRA, Inc.
Duties: Designed, implemented, coordinated, monitored and
evaluated all supervisory and management training programs for contracts with local
governments and federal agencies. Trained counselors in public sector employment programs.
Designed, conducted and evaluated training programs of marketing representatives for
prepaid health plans and neighborhood health centers. Developed training manuals.
Evaluated Work Incentive Programs in Portland, Oregon and Houston, Texas. Marketed to
1970 -1972, Training Officer, City of Plainfield,
Duties: Designed, conducted and/or arranged for training
of all city employees. Designed and conducted consumer education program for public
service career program employees. Evaluated all training programs in which city employees
were engaged. Budget planning. Assisted Personnel Director in recruitment, counseling and
hiring of city employees and developed career ladders for upward mobility in city
government structure, designed particularly for residents of Model City neighborhood.
Assisted to the development of personnel policies. Community organizing. Public relations.
1969 -1970, Sr. Training Analyst, Hospital Service Plan of
NJ, Newark, NJ
Duties: Responsible for the design and implementation of
the first formal training program in hospital claims for all claims examiners and
non-group and group subscribers, the Federal Employees Program, Medicare and Medicaid
programs and developed training manuals.
1968 - 1969, Assistant Manager, Medicare Claims Examining
Section, Hospital Service Plan of NJ, Newark, NJ
Duties: Entered the Management Training Program and was
assigned to the Claim Section of Medicare (Provider Claims). Supervised claims. examiners
whose responsibility was to adjudicate hospital claims on Medicare patients. Trained
claims examiners. Determined training needs through quality control cheeks. Kept abreast
of Social Security Administration regulations regarding Medicare benefits.
1967 - 1968, Research Assistant, Texas Southern
University, Houston, TX
Duties: Researched the extent to which the need 'till
existed for remedial and compensatory education in higher education., since the
discontinuance of State funding to educational institution' for such courses. Designed
survey instruments. Conducted interviews. Conducted site visits to State colleges and
universities. Coordinated activities among the five cooperating institutions conducting
the research effort.
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2445 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 862 3087
2308 Wyoming Avenue
Washington, DC 20008
1959, Princeton University, A.B. summa cum laude; Phi Beta
Recipient: Danforth Foundation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
1960, Harvard University, M.A. in History
1963, Harvard Law School, LL.D magna cum laude; Chairman,
Board of Student Advisors
1966-1967, New Delhi, India,
Special Assistant to John P. Lewis, Director of the U.S. AID Mission to India
1967-1968, Lahore, Pakistan
Regional Legal Advisor for Pakistan and Afghanistan - US. AID
1968-1970, Associate - Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
Jan 1, 1971, Partner - Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
April 30, 1982, Principal legal experience was in the
field of corporate finance, with emphasis on foreign investment caps, teal estate
financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Major international projects included structuring
overseas mineral investments and conducting negotiations from 1974-1977 with the
Government of Jamaica with respect to ownership, taxation and financing of bauxite
1976-1980, Adjunct Professor of Law -- "Legal Aspects
of International Business Transactions" at George Washington University Law School.
May 1,1982 - April 29, 1985, President and Chief Executive
Officer - Bristol Compressors, Inc.
Bristol manufactures sir conditioning compressors and condensing units. Bristol.which had
not been profitable since its founding in 1975, was a "turnaround" situation.
From a loss of $5.2 million on sales of $55 million in FY 1982, Bristol moved to
profitability is FY 1983 and pre-tax income of $6.2 million on sales of $125 million in FY
1984. It was privately-owned until its sale to York International in November, 1986.
May 1, 1985 - Dec. 8, 1997, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer - NHP, Inc. and various related organizations, including The National Housing
The National Housing Partnership was formed pursuant to
the 1968 Housing Act to encourage the construction of low and moderate income housing. NHP
was also a "turnaround," but by 1997 NHP, Inc. (a NASDAQ listed services
company) and NHP Partners (a privately held owner of real estate), were collectively the
nation's largest owner and operator of apartments. 'The Harvard University endowment was
the principal shareholder of both companies.
NHP, Inc., went public in August 1995 at $13 per share and
was sold on December 8, 1997, for approximately $32 per share.
PRINCIPAL PRESENT POSITIONS:
For Profit Organizations:
The WMF Group, Ltd. Chairman
Nasdaq listed mortgage banker, with approximately $12
billion in servicing - 54% owned by Harvard University endowment.
Auto-Trol Technology Corp., Director
City First Bank, Director
World Mortgage Association, Inc. (Private), Director
Disease Management Holdings, Inc. (Private.), Director
Global Energy Investors, Inc. (Private), Director
WETA (D.C. Public Television Station), Chairman
Civil War Trust, Director and Chairman Emeritus
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Trustee & Vice Chairman Emeritus
Federal City Council, Trustee and Member of Executive Committee
Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Trustee
National Low Income Housing Preservation Commission,
Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, 1991-1992
J. Roderick Heller III and Carolynn Ayres Heller, The
Confederacy Is on Her Way Up the Spout: Letters to South Carolina 1861-1864. Athens,
Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1992. (Hardback); Columbia, S.C., The University
of South Carolina Press, 1998 (Paperback);
J. Roderick Heller, III, An Upcountry Chronicle, Washington, D.C.: Canton Press,
Society of the Cincinnati
The Metropolitan Club, Washington, D.C.
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Karen M. Hardwick
3003 Van Ness St.. N.W., #W917
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 362-4122 (phone)
(202) 363-4016 (fax)
HOGAN & HARTSON, Washington, D.C.
Summer Associate, 1987; Associate, October, 1988 - December 31, 1996;
Partner. January 1, 1997 to present
Practice has focused on complex commercial litigation,
mediation and arbitration in cases involving. inter alia the telecommunications,
commercial real estate, entertainment and insurance industries. Responsibilities include
primary day-to-day responsibility for multi-million dollar suits against Fortune 50
telecommunications company. Experience has included preparing and examining lay and expert
witnesses for deposition and trial; drafting motions and pleadings; oral argument at
motions and other hearings. Serve as co-chair of the hiring committee and on the associate
MORRISON & FOERSTER, Washington, D.C., Summer
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Cambridge, MA, J. D., June 1988
Honors & Activities: Board of Student Advisors; Resident Advisor; Harvard BLSA,
Co-chair, Spring Career Conference.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, VA, B.S.E.
Systems Engineering, 1985
Honors & Activities: Jefferson Scholar (full, four-year merit scholarship); Rodman
Scholar (engineering honors program); Resident Staff Program; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority;
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR
Co-chair, D.C. Affairs Section, July 1994 - June 1997
Membership Chair, July 1997 - Present
Led multi-year campaign to rejuvenate Section focused exclusively en District of Columbia
law, government, economy and current events. Received awards for increasing membership of
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Member, Board of Directors, June 1896 · Present
D.C. CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER, SAFE SHORES
Member, Hoard of Directors, September 1937 - Present
Participate in leadership of innovative public-private partnership that serves victims of
child abuse and neglect.
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ROCK CREEK PARISH
Member, Vestry, November 1997 - Present
Develop and implement strategies to expand membership and ministries offered by
Washington's oldest Episcopal church.
D.C. BAR JUDICIAL EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Member, May 1998 - present
Coordinate evaluation of judges on the District of Columbia courts.
WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Adjunct Professor. Legal Writing, September 1993 - May 1994
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR
Co-chair, D.C. Affairs Section, July 1994 - present
Instrumental in increasing membership of Section and refocusing Section on serving the
District of Columbia during a time of crisis.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Maryland Court of
Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth
Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the
District of Maryland
References Available Upon Request
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1998 - Present, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington
Senior Advisor for Business Development Responsible for organizing and leading
University involvement in non-traditional educational ventures.
1996 -1998, FAISON, Washington, D.C.
Regional Partner Responsible for all activities of the Washington Regional
Office, including asset and property management, leasing, property acquisitions and
dispositions, financing and development on behalf of national and international clients.
1995-1996, GANYMEDE INTERESTS, Vienna, Virginia
Principal Organized entrepreneurial venture to form by consolidation a national
commercial real estate development, management, and related services firm.
1991 -1994, BARNES, MORRIS, PARDOE & FOSTER, INC.,
President Engineered merger of three smaller fines and served as Chief Operating
Officer of what became the largest commercial real estate firm, in the Washington, D.C.
metropolitan area ($20 million annual revenues) providing leasing, investment salts and
property management services. Responsible for strategic direction, daily management of
operations and leadership of 200 associates and employees.
1989 - 1991, GRUBB & ELLIS COMPANY, Washington, D.C.
President, Eastern Division Senior division manager of national NYSE commercial
real estate services company with $350 million in annual revenues. Directed operations of
2,000 person labor force in 24 offices in major cities in the eastern half of the United
States. Member of five person Executive Committee, chief policy making unit of firm.
1973 - 1989, LEGGAT McCALL COMPANIES, Boston and
Director One of seven General Partners of diversified investment building and
property management firm.
President Founded Washington D.C. office of Boston-originated commercial real
estate services firm. With partners, sold firm to Grubb & Elks in 1986.
1973, Harvard University, B.A.
Professional and Civic Associations
American Friends of the Czech Republic, Director
D.C. Building Industry Association, Director
ASH Capital Management, Real Estate Investment and Advisory Committee Member
Norwood School. Chairman, Board of Trustees
St. Francis Episcopal Church, Former Senior Warden
Corporation Against Drug Abuse, Former Director
Washington, D.C. Association of Realtors, Past President
Jubilee Support Foundation, Former Director
Metropolitan Washington Association of Real Estate Professionals, Past President
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President and C.E.O.
Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, Inc. [MHCDO]
President and C.E.O.
East River Park, Inc.
(A wholly owned subsidiary of MHCDO and Burroughs Development Corporation)
Mr. Lloyd D. Smith, President and CEO of the Marshall
Heights Community Development Organization, Inc., has enjoyed both national and
international recognition for his accomplishments in the community and economic
After taking an early retirement with 27 years of Federal
and District Government service, Lloyd joined the Marshall Height City Development
Organization, Inc.. [MHCDO] as the Executive Director in September 1980. Under his
leadership, MHCDO has experienced phenomenal growth -- growing from a staff size of 4 to
64, and an annual budget of $115,000 to more than $5.1 million. He has enjoyed both
national and international recognition for his accomplishments in the community and
economic development arena. In addition to his role as President and CEO of MHCDO, he
served as a member of titer D.C Zoning Commission from 1988 to 1993 and Board of Directors
for the Strategies Committee to Reduce Chronic Poverty until October 1995. He currently
serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Partnership for the Prevention of
Homelessness; the D.C. Budding Industry Association; Chair of the Board of Directors,
Community First Bank N.A. [in organization]; and the C.O.G. Growth Policy Committee, the
Mayor's Health Policy Council. Prior to his retirement from the District of Columbia
Government in 1980, Mr. Smith served as the Deputy Director for the Community Services
Division; Deputy Director for the Plan Development Division, Office of Planning and
Development: and its the Community Liaison Officer, Office of the Assistant City
Administrator for Budget and Resource Development.
Mr. Smith is recognized as a leader in community and
economic development throughout the Washington metropolitan area, other parts of the
country and around the world, and has received development teams and visitors from
England, France, Japan. Korea, Ecuador, South Africa, Zambia, Brazil, the Philippines,
Ukraine, Khazakstan, Russia, colleges and universities, and the U.S. Department of State's
Senior Services Academy. Mr. Smith. presented a. paper entitled "The Business of
Development:: A Close Up Look at Community Building in Washington, D.C." at the Johns
Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies on March 9,
1993. Mr. Smith has won numerous awards. To add to these, in February 1993, Mr. Smith
received the "Local Minority Business Advocate Award: at the 8th Annual Salute to
Blacks in Business Conference sponsored by the Howard University School of Business. Mr.
Smith was a panelist at the Tufts University, New England Institute for Non-profit
Organizations' 10th Anniversary Conference, NCCED; National Center for Lead-Safe Housing,
Family Impact Seminar; speaker for the National Neighborhood Coalition. North Carolina
Association of Community Development Organizations; and others. He was the recipient of
the 1994 Community Leadership Award, presented at the National Community Service
Conference by the Points of Light Foundation: a guest lecturer of the Urban Public Policy
Course, The George Washington University, 1995 and 1997; and recipient of the 1994
Community Service Award from the D.C. Building Industry Association, of which he is a
Director. Featured in the "Across the River", a documentary by Hedrick Smith,
1995. He also presently serves as Chairman of the Community First Bank, N.A. [in
Cited by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
as "a national model model for rebuilding troubled cafes from the grassroots up'',
MHCDO has a holistic approach to community development providing a wide range of services
programs and development projects to the residents of Ward 7. MHCDO focuses on five
primary areas of activity -- housing, business and commercial development, human .
resource development, organizational development and the development of institutions.
Since its inception in 1978. MHCDO has provided a vast array of services to tae Ward 7
- Received funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation for the
Rebuilding Communities Initiative (RCI) to engage MHCDO and Ward 7 residents in a
community-wide planning process. This consensus-building process focuses on :even
community priorities: 1) education, 2) housing; 3) health and community wellness; 4)
systems reform and resource, development; 5) jobs and training; 6) child welfare; and 7)
youth development initiatives.
- Served as lead catalyst in establishing the city's first
Community Development Bank (Community First Bank, N.A.) in conjunction with President
Clinton's national effort.
- Facilitated construction of three new bank branches,
Citibank, NationsBank and Signet Bank on Minnesota Avenue through the MHCDO subsidiary.
East River Park, Inc.
- Developed a 59-unit single room occupancy (SRO) building
for men and women.
- Created a community development fund, which is part of a
long-term strategy to develop housing, commercial and industrial properties, and attract
new businesses to Ward 7.
- Selected along with 19 other CDCs to receive tax credits
for economic development projects, which it has used for projects that will bring new
business and jobs to Ward 7.
- Created a micro-loan program to help small businesses
access capital, promote business development and self-employment.
- Recruited the first Chesapeake Bagel Bakery franchise to
locale in Ward 7's East River Park Shopping Center and first employee stock option plan
for the store
- Developer of the East River Shopping Center, 165,000 S.F.
- Developed 4 acre light industrial park with 20,000 S.F. of
warehouse/commercial industrial space.
- Provided crisis intervention/counseling services through
MHCDO's Community-Based Services Division to over 600 residents annually.
- Completed 70 single family homes and 20 condominium units
under MHCDO's Housing Division and its for-profit subsidiary, Citizens' Housing
- Selected by the D.C. Department Human Service's Child &
Family Services develop a community-based model for child welfare service delivery for
Ward 7 to serve as many as 300 families annually.
- Co/Developer of the Greenway Apartment renovation of 462
units valued at $18 million.
- Received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
for the continuation of the "Fighting Back" programs, an initiative to reduce
alcohol and drug abuse.