|Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To confirm the appointment of Mr. Norman S. Dong to the District of Columbia
Redevelopment Land Agency Board of Directors.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited
as the "District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency Board of Directors Norman S.
Dong Confirmation Resolution of 1999".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
Mr. Norman S. Dong
3624 Van Ness Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 200
as a member of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency Board of Directors,
established by section 4 of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Act of 1945, approved
August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 793; D.C. Code, sec. 5-803) March 22, 2004.
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.
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Norman S. Dong
Deputy Chief of Staff for Management
Norman S. Dong, Deputy Chief of Staff for Management, is responsible for daily
government operations, including District agencies' short-term action plans. He is also
responsible for working with the Office the Chief Management Officer and the Financial
Authority to blend existing efforts and staff into a new, unified government model.
Mr. Dong served as Director of the Office of the Grants Management and Development from
March of 1998 to January of 1999. Mr. Dong led a strategic planning effort that resulted
in the complete transformation of the office. Under Mr. Dong's leadership, OGMD became one
of the first District agencies to adopt a competitive service model that forces the office
to operate more like a business. OGMD also began tracking all federal funding
opportunities. For the first time, District agencies are informed of all upcoming
opportunities and they can receive application assistance, as needed, from OGMD.
Prior to becoming Director of OGMD, Mr. Dong served as Chief of Staff in the Office of
the Chief Financial Officer, where he worked with the Mr. Williams and his senior
management team to improve staffing, processes, and systems to transform the District's
financial organization into a performance-based, results-oriented operation. These efforts
resulted in a clean audit for FY97, a balanced budget two years ahead of schedule, and an
increase in tax collections by tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Dong also played a leading
role in the development of the long-term strategic plan for the District's financial
Mr. Dong has also worked for the federal government as Special Assistant in the
Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research. Mr.
Dong directed the U. S. national preparations for the Second Global Conference on Human
Settlements (Habitat II). Mr. Dong also played a leading role in the President's National
Homeownership Strategy which focused on increasing homeownership among low- and
Mr. Dong earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Yale