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District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Theresa Nelson Travis Confirmation Resolution of 1998
PR 12-847

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp
at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Ms. Theresa Nelson Travis to the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Theresa Nelson Travis Confirmation Resolution of 1998".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Ms. Theresa Nelson Travis
4517 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
(Ward 4)

as a public member of the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission, established by section 5 of the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Establishment Act of 1985, effective March 25, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-97; D.C. Code §40-1704), replacing Judith A. Burrell, whose term will end May 4, 2001.

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.


Name : Theresa Nelson Travis
Home Address: 4517 - 7th Street, N. W ,
Washington, D. C. 20011
Phone: 202-882-0183

Work: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
1421 P Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-462-2900 Ext. 3048

Education: Rehabilitation Training at CLB and Medical Transcription Training at Temple Business School,
1966 -1967
B8 Special Education 1977, D.C Teachers College
MA Mental Health Counseling 1990, UDC

Work Experience:

August 1967 to Present: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Positions: As experience and education progressed, duties advanced as follows Secretary/Typing Instructor; Sensory Perception Development Instructor; Community Services Specialist; Director of Rehabilitation; Assistant to the President; Coordinator of Older Adult Program; and at the present time the counselor for the agency, working with both clients/studenta and agency staff.

1966 to 1967: In training at CLB and Temple Business School

1963 to 1966; At home with growing family

1962 to 1963: Key Punch Operator, CIA

1958 to 1962: Pre-school Teacher and Recreation Leader, DC Recreation Department

1955 to 1958: Military Wife/Housewife

1954 to 1955 : Key Punch Operator and "classified employee, " Navy Department

1949 to 1954: Temporary positions with other government agencies, including Veterans Administration, Census Bureau and the Treasury Department in the categories  of key punch operator, verifier and proofreader


Mayor's Andrew Wood Memorial Award, 1986
DC Rehab. Services Administration Services Award, 1992
Native Washingtonian Services Recognition Award, 1994


Name: Mrs. Theresa N. Travis
Place Born: Washington, D. c.
Address: 4517 - 7th Street, N.W. 20011
Phones (Home) 202-882-0183 (Work) 202-462-2900 Ext. 3048

Employed by Columbia for the Blind since 1967

Education: BS Special Education D.C. Teachers College May 1977;
MAC Mental Health Counseling UDC 1990

Course Certificates: Supervision and Leadership, Human Relations, George Washington University; Supervision and Financial Overview, Maryland University

other courses: Classes in supervision and organizational skill taken in management services at Support Center of Washington, D.C. (national management assistance organization)

Awards: 1985 Mayor's Andrew Wood Award for Significant contribution to Citizens with Disabilities from DC; 1985 Volunteer Services for Special Population Award from Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Board; 1989 Selected for honored membership in "Who's Who" in U.S Executives; 1992 Government of DC Rehabilitation Services Administration certificate Of recognition of exemplary assistance and cooperation given in support of the Administration's management

Experience (all with the Lighthouse for the Blind).
June 1990 to Present - Mental Health Counselor
June 1989 to June 1990 - Assistant to President
Jan 1977 to June 1989 - Director of Rehabilitative Services
1973 to January 1977 - Community Services Specialist
1967 to 1973 - Sensory Perception Development Instructor

Affiliations: Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities
(Chairperson, State Plan Subcommittee); Developmental
Disabilities Planning Council of DC; Ministry for Persons with
Disabilities, Catholic Diocese of DC; Advocate for Persons
with Disabilities St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, DC

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