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Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Charles A. Burger Confirmation Resolution of 1999
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Mr. Charles A. Burger to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Charles A. Burger Confirmation Resolution of 1999.

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

Mr. Charles A. Burger
405 6th Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
(Ward 6)

as a member of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, established by section 4(a) of the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, approved January 24, 1934 (48 Stat. 321; D.C. Code §25-104(a)), replacing Allen E. Beach, whose term ended May 7, 1999, for a term to end May 7, 2003.

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.



405 6th Street S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 543-7336


I seek situations in public service or private industry where I can effectively utilize my management skills, ability to communicate and my creativity as an entrepreneur to produce results in government or private policy. I am a proven manager who can take an idea, develop it into a concept, map a clear strategic plan and intelligently incorporate diverse elements to ensure success.


Presently: Director, CBC COMMUNICATIONS

CBC COMMUNICATIONS is a consulting/management firm that assists existing businesses, political organizations and non-profit associations in the areas of operations, image/marketing strategy and fundraising. Range of projects include operational "audits" and development of programs for the Partners in Technology Foundation, International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), Newport News General Hospital (Newport News, Va) and the Pretrial Services Resource Center (Washington, D.C.). Additional contracts have included political consultation, campaign management, grass roots organization, GOTV operations work for several successful local political races and fundraising programs for local political and community associations.

CBC Past/Present projects include:

  • Currently working with Internet and telecommunications firms in establishing an educational foundation to work with the District's public school and library system in providing improved technology training and equipment. Primary tasks have been to identify and implement technology related public-private partnerships between the District of Columbia government, schools and libraries.
  • Contracted at Newport News General Hospital, a minority owned hospital, to develop and enact strategies to service the hospital's Medicaid/Medicare patient base with a managed care program, rebuild the hospital's reputation and trust in the community and to find innovative/cost effective ways to provide preventive and primary care to the underprivileged areas that the Hospital serves.
  • Directed an in-depth analysis at the Pretrial Services Resource Center, a non-profit state and national pretrial service provider, which examined their current services to the nation's judicial system, and developed a strategic 2-year plan.
  • Developed The ICMA Corporate Partnership Program to provide a source of financial and corporate support from the private sector for ICMA, an association of over 8,000 managers in city and county government. This work has resulted in developing a working model for public/private partnerships between corporations and non-profit associations.
  • THE FORUM, pending incorporation, is a public/ private partnership between government, business, and citizens to formulate, affect and enact public policy. Its focus is to marshal the strengths of government, business and grass roots sectors to address community problems.

Related Work Experience

1986-Present: Realtor; Pardoe Real Estate, Washington, D.C.

Work as an independent contractor selling residential and commercial real estate in the District, Maryland, and Virginia. During this period produced over $30 million in transactions and developed an extensive knowledge of the housing and commercial stock in the entire city and region. Each year I have been designated as a Multi-Million Dollar Sales Associate by the Washington Board of Realtors and have received numerous commendations such as a Top Producer Recipient and a Gold Club Winner by Century 21. In addition to my marketing activities, I work closely with the General Manager of the firm to develop sales and advertising programs, integrate computers into the firm, and consult in general operations.

1997/1998: GOTV Director/Consultant. Sharon Ambrose: Special Election and Ward 6 Election Campaign Washington, D.C.

Initiated grass roots campaign and organization for Sharon Ambrose in the 1997 Special Election for Ward 6 D.C. City Council seat. Served as consultant in identifying political issues, organization building and campaign strategy. Coordinated development of campaign literature identified precinct targeting, structured and organized campaign organization and managed GOTV efforts for both successful campaigns.

1997: Director of Outreach/GOTV; Harold Brazil: At-Large D.C. City Council Campaign, Washington, D.C.

Organized and operated effective citywide grass roots political organization in Council Member Harold Brazil's successful race for Council. Activities included responsibility for overall campaign strategy/organizing, issue identification, grass roots building, development/management of a citywide Ward Organization and day-to-day implementation of campaign initiatives.

1994: Director of Operations; John Ray Mayoral Campaign. Washington. D.C

Responsibilities included organizational development and day-to-day operations of citywide campaign for mayoral race. Activities included: strategic planning, computerization of the targeted voters, development of in-house printing capability, and the organization, implementation, and operation of a city wide ward organization. I had oversight responsibilities for daily operations including scheduling, budgeting, staffing and daily planning. In addition, I had responsibilities for the writing and production of campaign materials, campaign financing, event planning, grass roots organizing, mass mailing, target phone banking and voter identification. Finally, I headed the transition team after the election.

1983-1986: President; PROVISIONS. Inc.; Washington. D.C.

Responsible for the conception, development, opening and operation of a specialty food and gourmet store. Volume of the store nearly exceeded over $ 1,000,000 in its first full year of operation and employed over 25 employees. The operation combined selling gourmet foodstuffs, dry goods in addition to a deli restaurant and catering operation. Responsibilities included overseeing the entire retail operation, employees, promotions, purchasing, advertising, accounts receivable and payable, negotiation of leases, merchandising and customer relations.

1979-1983: U.S. Director; Hammarplast USA; New York. New York

Responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and sales programs in the U.S. for Hammarplast USA/Perstorp Chemical of Sweden, an international chemical/consumer conglomerate. Developed a national sales force that in the first 18 months increased sales by 90% and placed Hammarplast products in over 175 leading department stores and 1000 specialty retail stores. Other responsibilities included: national advertising, finance and budget, exhibition in over 85 trade and association shows, directed consumer research, new product development, management of a national sales organization, and negotiation of manufacturing and international contracts at the corporate level. Served on Hammarplast's International Committee for Product Development, the Industry Advisory Board for Gourmet Today magazine, and House and Garden magazine's Fashion Color Committee for 1981.

1976-1979: General Manager; World Imports, Tysons Corner, Va.

Responsibility for the strategic planning, store development and daily management of retail and financial operations of three retail stores in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. Total volume exceeded $2.4 million annually and employed over 85 employees. Additional responsibilities included locating sites, lease negotiations, purchasing, corporate advertising, merchandising, employee arbitration, payroll, vendor relations, and the management of accounts receivable and payable.


1999 to Board Member, Eastern Community Advisory Board
1999 to Board of Directors, Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals
1998/9 Member, Mayor Anthony Williams Transition Committee
Developed report on a strategy for implementation of technology in the District Government, D.C. Public School System and for job creation
1998 to Finance Committee, District of Columbia Democratic State Committee
1998 to Board Member, Anacostia Coordinating Committee
1996 to Board Member, Finance Chair, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
1993 to Community Liaison, Planning Committee, Hine Jr High School
1990 to Friends of Hine School

Founded organization dedicated to using public/private resources for the betterment of Hine Junior High School. Over the last 9 years initiated and organized:

  • Raised over $90,000 for the Hine Panther Marching Band and $25,000 for the General School Fund
  • Organized fundraising concert at the Kennedy Center with performances from Hine, Cardoza, Eastern, Duke Ellington, and then, Secretary of Education Lamarr Alexander
  • Secured participation of the Hine Panthers marching in President Clinton's Inaugural Parade (First Junior High School to march in the history of the parade)
  • Initiated Hine Philosophy Program with volunteer faculty from University of Maryland
  • Initiated Friends of Hine Gardening Program using students, teachers, and local residents
  • Negotiated partnership and rental agreement with the Eastern Market Flea Market ($10,000 annual income to school)
  • Organized contribution from private sector of over $50,000 worth of computer equipment to the school

1984 to Founding Member, Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals, CHAMPS
1996-1998 Board Member, District of Columbia Democratic State Committee
1995 Finance Chair, Winter Revelry, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Raised over $20,000 through Capitol Hill House Tour Event with over 800 participants to benefit the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
1996-1998 President, Ward 6 Democrats
1993 Vice-President; Capitol Hill Broker's Council
1993 Ward 6 Coordinator; Council Chair Campaign/Charlene Drew Jarvis
1992 Ward 6 Coordinator; At Large Reelection Campaign for John Ray
1983 -1985 Eastern Market Association; President
Established and built business organization of 25 local small businesses around historic Eastern Market. Developed and operated community events, such as annual "Octoberfests" for approximately 10,000-12,000 visitors.
1972-1973 Dag Hammarskjold College; U.S. Representative, Columbia, MD
Selected to represent Kent State University in an advanced one year international studies program with a specialty in Urban Studies. Included internship at the United Nations and a government study program in Japan. Working seminars with Margaret Meade, Philip Hammer, Norman Cousins, Buckminster Fuller and other leading scholars.
Kent State University: VISTA (Housing Specialist), Akron, Ohio
Served over one year in the Model Cities Program in Akron. In a team effort with local residents we created, developed and monitored several city/federal demonstration projects in housing and public works.
1970-1972 Kent State University: Director, Students for Non-Violence
Director of Training and Operations for organization of 120 students, who served as third party event marshals for political events. Worked closely with the school president/administration, local government, police agencies and student organizations to ensure constructive communication and activities


Mt. Lebanon High School; Pittsburgh, Pa.: Graduate, 1970
Kent State University; Honors College; Kent, Ohio: 1970-1972
Dag Hammarskjold International College; Columbia, Maryland:
U.S. Representative, Graduate Program 1972-1973
George Washington University, B.A. (Political Economics); Washington, D.C. 1974
University of Stockholm, Language/lnternational Studies; Stockholm: 1975-1977


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