|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. Kerry G. (Kwasi) Holman to the Zoning Commission for
the District of Columbia.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited
as the "Zoning Commission for the District of Columbia Kerry G. (Kwasi) Holman
Confirmation Resolution of 1999".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
Mr. Kerry G. (Kwasi) Holman
1221 4th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024
as a member of the Zoning Commission for the District of Columbia, established by
section 1 of An Act To regulate the height, area, and use of buildings in the District of
Columbia and to create a Zoning Commission, and for other purposes, approved December 24,
1973 (87 Stat. 810; D.C. Code, sec. 5-412), completing the unexpired term of Jerrily R.
Kress, which will end February 3, 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.
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KERRY G. (KWASI) HOLMAN
An experienced executive with broad experience in management in the public. private and
non profit sectors: legislative affairs, policy analysis, banking, economic development,
fund raising, and marketing. Excellent writing skills, proven ability to initiate and
implement new programs, and skilled in media relations, community involvement and conflict
resolution. Formerly held positions as Senior Vice President, National Bank of Washington;
Executive Director of the D.C. Office of Business and Economic Development. Chairman of
the D.C. Redevelopment Land Agency (the D.C. Urban Renewal Agency): and senior policy
positions in legislative and executive branches with responsibility for major policy
issues concerning land use, development finance, development of convention centers and
industrial parks. Currently Executive Director of the Ellington Fund, a non profit
organization which raises funds to support educational programs in the Duke Ellington
School of the Arts. Also managed the Holman Group. a small business consulting firm.
D.C. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Washington D.C. September 1993 - Present
Executive Vice President
Administers programs of departments and committees which perform such functions as
providing members with economic and marketing information. Administers programs which
promote economic growth and stability in the community. In addition to counseling business
organizations and industry on problems affecting the local economy. Coordinates work with
other community agencies to provide public services. Writes and gives speeches to
government and business organizations to create a greater understanding between community.
government and business organizations. Prepares and submits annual budget to elected
officials for approval. Studies governmental legislation, taxation. and other fiscal
matters to determine the effect on community interests. and makes recommendations based on
ELLINGTON FUND. Washington, D.C. October 1991
Principal fund raiser and manager of the Ellington Fund, a 501 (c)3 organization which
raises money to support the arts activities of the Ellington School of the Arts. a
secondary school in the D.C. Public School system. Responsibilities include donor
identification and solicitation. management and coordination of the Fund staff and
coordination of Board relations. preparation of an annual fundraising budget. preparation
of foundation grant proposals and special fund raising events.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. Washington, D.C. December1991
Responsibilities include preparing analysis of the state of cultural diversity within
the institution. interviewing senior management. conducting research on local employment
patterns and developing creative recommendations for improvement.
HECHINGER COMPANY. Landover, MD December 1990- December. 1991
Responsibilities include development of training materials for leasing agents on credit
analysis. development of recommendations for delinquent tenants. and developing a resource
guide for tenants.
ADAMS NATIONAL BANK, Washington, D.C. August 1990-November 1990
Responsibilities included review and presentation of business and consumer loan
requests. documentation review. business development and consultation on procedures.
NATIONAL BANK OF WASHINGTON, Washington. D.C. December 1987-August 1990
Senior Vice President
Devised initial business and marketing plan. including staffing and primary
responsibility for business development. As manager of the small business banking
department. responsibilities included financing for businesses located within the Greater
Washington Metropolitan market region and have sales of $2 million or less.
Responsibilities included management of four vice presidents and four assistant v ice
presidents, loan workouts. and $10 million portfolio.
OFFICE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, Washington. D.C. June 1983- December 1987
Planning and implementation of economic development programs with responsibility for 60
staff and $2 million budget. Initiated $450 million industrial revenue bond program. and
$18 million small business loan program. Developed network of neighborhood Community
Development Corporations. $9 million capital improvements program and funded several major
shopping and commercial development projects. Oversight of the Office of Motion Picture
and Television Development which generated over $55 million in tax revenues. Also
developed District's first industrial park, with new initiatives in development of arts
facilities. incubator space for startup businesses and initiated new developments in
neighborhood commercial corridors.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, Washington. D.C. January l982-l983
Principal staff assistant in key coordinating agency responsible for a broad range of
policy functions. including legislative affairs. Responsibilities included policy
analysis, resolution of citizens and business requests, coordination of staff work and
requests from department heads.
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT CITY ADMINISTRATION FOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, Washington.
D.C. March 1975-January 1982
Chief policy assistant to Director responsible for formulation of major initiatives
including legislation, interagency coordination and staff development. Included conducting
and staffing meetings with Congressional, legislative, development and citizen interests.
Principal duties included coordination of interagency task force on Washington DC
Convention Center policy issues related to the city's comprehensive land use plan. and
U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, Washington, D.C. September 1978-March 1979
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Washington. D.C.
August 1975-September 1978
B.A. Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. 1971, Government. Economics, and
J. D. Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1974
Graduate, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Principles, Techniques of
PAST AND PRESENT COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AFFILIATIONS
Board Member, D.C. Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, Redevelopment Land Agency, and Board
Member of the DC Housing Finance Agency, the DC Economic Development Finance Corporation,
the Local Initiative Support Cooperation, The Area Business Development Officials
Committee, The Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Arts &: Economic Development, the
Franklin Square Association, the Capital City Jazz Festival, Leadership Washington, the
National Council for Urban Economic Development, and the Treasurer of The Washington
Project for the Arts.