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Chairman Linda W. Cropp
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on _____.
To confirm the Mayoral appointment of Ms. E. Veronica Pace as the Director of the Office on Aging.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Office on Aging E. Veronica Pace Confirmation Resolution of 1998".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
Ms. E. Veronica Pace
as the Director of the Office on Aging, in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979, (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Code, sec. 1-633.7) to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
E. Veronica Pace
Highlight of Experience: Thirty years of progressively responsible public service which has been broad and varied and has included technical, operational, administrative, adjudicative and executive level responsibilities and a run for political office (D.C. Democratic State Committee Woman, 1992).
Areas of Effectiveness: Leader, planner, developer, organizer director and coordinator of programs, services, strategies and systems that respond to the needs of people.
Advisor to Mayor, City Administrator, public officials on complex, controversial, confidential and sensitive issues; policy formulation and analysis.
Administrator of policies, budget and fiscal matters, procurement and personnel functions, grants management, contractual services, and management information systems.
Manager of comprehensive service delivery systems composed of public, private, non-profit entities and capital improvement projects.
Monitor and evaluator of state and local programs and processes for overall effectiveness; reviewer of proposals for funding.
Adjudicator of complaints; innovator of strategies to empower people and communities.
Motivator, coalition and team-builder, team-player, trainer.
Public speaker before large and small audiences; presenter before legislative and religious bodies, conferences, workshops, meetings.
Performer with proven record of accomplishments; reputation for integrity, hard work, energy and problem solving; strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to people and influences from diverse cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
1997-1993 Estate Manager/Personal Representative.
1993-1992 Consultant, Church Association for Community Services
1992-1991 Consultant, Episcopal Church Home
1991-1983 Executive Director/State Director, Office on Aging, D.C. Government
1983-1982 Director, Office on Consumer Protection, D.C. Government
1982-1979 Special Assistant, City Administrator, D.C. Government
1979-1978 Executive Assistant to the Special Assistant for Health Affairs, D.C. Government
1978-1977 Social Work Advisor, Maternal and Infant Care/Children and Youth, D.C. Government
1977-1970 Social Work Coordinator Maternal and Infant Care/Children and Youth, D.C. Government
1970-1968 Chief Social Worker, Area B Community Mental Health Center, D.C. Government
1968-1964 Clinical Social Worker, Public Health, D.C. Government
1994-1991 Reviewer, Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1991-1990 D.C. Developmental Disabilities State Planning Council
1990-1988 Ex Officio Member, D.C. Statewide Health Coordinating Council
1983-1976 Hearing Examiner, Office of Human Rights, D.C. Government
1983-1976 Appeals Examiner, D.C. Board of Appeals and Review
1979-1978 Chair, D.C. Women's Program Managers' Committee
1979-1973 Women's Program Coordinator, D.C. Department of Human Services
Master of Social Work (MSW), Inabel Lindsey School of Social Work, Howard University, Washington, D.C. - 1964
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), College of Liberal Arts, Howard University, Washington, D.C. - 1962
Nursing Home Administration, Graduate Certificate, University of Maryland - 1988
Graduate Study in Public Administration, School of Public Administration, American University, 1979 - 1980
Master of Divinity Candidate (M.Div.), Wesley Theological Seminary, 1992 - present
Training and Development: Completed short-term training in many areas fiscal matters, automation, leadership development, management techniques, supervision, community relations.
Highlight of Awards, Recognitions: Ceremonial Resolution for Distinguished Service - 9749, Council of the District of Columbia - 1992
Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association Annual Individual Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership in Health Care Access - 1991
Outstanding Performance Recognition, Government of the District of Columbia - 1991
Distinguished Public Service Award, Government of the District of Columbia - 1991
Community Achievement Award - U.S. Commissioner on Aging - 1990
President's Award, Board of Directors, Iona House, Inc. - 1990
Senior Citizen Caregivers' Heart Award, Institute of Gerontology, University of the District of Columbia - 1990
Calvin Coolidge High School Family and Intergenerational Award for Outstanding Contributions - 1990
San Juan Barnes Citizenship Award - 1989
Washington Center for Aging Services, Resident and Staff Award - 1989
Contributions to the Hispanic Community Citation - 1989
Sarah Turlington Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service - 1989
Washington Urban League Meritorious Achievement Award - 1988
DHS Women's Program Meritorious Achievement Award - 1988
Model Cities Senior Citizens' Award for Dedicated Services to Senior Citizens - 1985
United Black Fund special Service Award for Dedicated Services to Senior Citizens - 1985
Public Administration Award, Club Twenty-1983
Economic Development Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - 1982
Outstanding Public Servant Award, South West Neighborhood Assembly - 1981
Letters of Commendation: Bresler and Reiner, Inc., and Safeway Foods, Inc.- 1980
Outstanding Service Certificate Board of Managers, Young Women's Christian Association - 1978.
Political Experience: Candidate for Democratic State Committee Woman, May 1992 primary election; received forty percent of the general vote (registered Democrats)
Special Initiatives, Projects:
Board of Directors, Lisner-Louise-Dickerson-Hurt Home - 1997
Board of Directors, United Seniors Health Cooperative, 1991 - 1997
Delegate, 1995 White House Conference on Aging
Delegate, 1995 Pre-White House Conference on Aging - Mental Health and Aging
Participant, National Institute of Health Mini-Medical School, 1995
Chair, Senior Salute Celebration Committee, 1995 Inaugural for Mayor of the District of Columbia
Co-Chair, Banneker Junior High School 40th Reunion Committee - 1995
Issues Retreat Planning Committee, Wesley Theological Seminary - 1993
Highlight of Current Activities, Memberships, Affiliations:
Hospice Volunteer, Washington Home and Hospice 1994-96
American Association of Retired Persons
Gray Panthers, Washington, D.C.
Links, Inc. Metropolitan Chapter
D.C. Alliance for the Mentally ILL
Canaan Baptist Church
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
References: To be provided upon request.
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