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Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks Robert P. Newman Confirmation Resolution of 1999
PR 13-432

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


Chairman Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation.

To confirm the Mayoral appointment of Mr. Robert P. Newman as the Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks of the District of Columbia.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks Robert P. Newman Confirmation Resolution of 1999".

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

Mr. Robert P. Newman
4 Chalkstone Court
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

as the Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks, in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979, (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Code, sec. 1633.7) to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 3. The Secretary of 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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Robert P. Newman
4 Chalkstone Court
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Home 301 989-9277 Work 202 884-8273

Curriculum Vitae


Center for Youth Development and Policy Research, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC, September 1996 - Present

Vice-President and Associate Director

Responsible for the development and management of specific Youth, Family and Community Development strategies, including analysis of children and youth budgets and space and transportation policies, facilitating Community YouthMapping efforts nationwide and in Europe, and implementing local YouthLines. Also serve as lead manager on issues related to fatherhood, youth leadership, and faith and spirituality. Responsible for determining, planning, and articulating the technology and software needs for the Center's Youth Development Mobilization. Participate in long-range planning for the Center, and assist the Director in identifying new Center project areas and working to secure funding opportunities. Develop proposals for fund development from foundations and government agencies for projects within the Center. Participate in national youth development and policy meetings. Liaison with the principal donor agencies, foundations and organizations involved in and with local and national public and private efforts to promote youth development and address youth issues in the United States.

Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, September 1994-September 1996

Administrator of the Family Health Care Network

Chief Operating Officer of four community health centers that serviced over 71,000 patient visits per year. Increased patient population by 34% and improved patient turnaround time by 61%. Responsible for the preparation and management of budget and grant application disbursements. Coordinated all administrative services for the medical staff and liaison between medical staff and other departments. Performed community outreach and served as primary liaison to community, business and school groups and organizations. Directed appropriate housekeeping and maintenance of the physical plants. Member of the Central Ambulatory Care Committee. Served as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) instructor and led two successful CQI teams.

City of New York, Department of Youth Services, September 1990-May 1994

Deputy Commissioner

Served as Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officer with responsibility for $70 million budget. Oversaw a 100 % increase in the Agency's budget. Managed an operating budget of $20 million that included the MIS, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Procurement, Budget and Payroll. Oversaw the automation of most administrative functions such as purchasing, inventory and contracting. Developed and implemented the NYC YouthLine. Organized and managed events and initiatives for the Mayor and Commissioner. Liaison for Mayor Dinkins' Safe Streets, Safe City: Cops & Kids criminal justice initiative.

City of New York, Parks & Recreation, December 1985-September 1990

Manager, Administration & Operations

Managed the administration, maintenance and operations of 1,000 acres of park and recreational facilities. Interacted with community and elected officials. Accountable for the management and coordination of special events. Interviewed and selected key personnel for the borough operations. Evaluated staff productivity and efficiency.

Director of Citywide Communications

As part of the Urban Park Service, managed 25 person staff responsible for the monitoring and dispatching of personnel and fleet vehicles. Reorganized, administered and enhanced 24-hour communications center. Responsible for installation and service of communication systems. Provided field communications systems at special events. Served on departmental security analysis task force.

Director of Support Services

Supervised the implementation and operation of an "on-line" fleet maintenance computer system (FAMIS); tracked costs for over 1,700 vehicles. Coordinated planning and purchasing of vehicles on a $10 million budget. Prepared monthly performance reports for Mayor's Office.

Deputy Director of Recruitment

Recruited and interviewed exempt and non-exempt candidates. Organized and expanded recruitment for skilled trades titles. Interacted with officials from trade unions and their locals. Instituted and administered college Internship Programs.


Master of Business Administration - 1992
Lubin Graduate School of Business, Pace University, White Plains, NY

Bachelor of Arts - 1986
Fordham University, Bronx, NY


East Montgomery County Citizens' Advisory Board - Member
Snowden's Mill Homeowners' Association - President
Parents Advisory Board - St. Ann's Academy
Basketball Coach - St. Ann's CYO
Board of Directors - Edenwald-Gunhill Neighborhood Family Center

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