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District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Fernando Lemos Confirmation Resolution of 2000
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Mr. Fernando Lemos to the District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Fernando Lemos Confirmation Resolution of 2000".

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

Mr. Fernando Lemos
1769 Lanier Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(Ward 1)

as a public commissioner member of the District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, established by section 12 of the District of Columbia Housing Authority Act of 1999, effective May 9, 2000 (D.C. Act 13-254; 47 DCR 1325), for a term to end 1-year from the date a majority of the first members are sworn-in.

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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1769 Lanier Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-3858 (h) (202) 232-1375 (w)

Work Experience

1998 to Present Mi Casa, Inc. Washington, DC - Executive - Director

Manage the daily operation of housing development organization including financial, project and program matters. Currently managing renovations of 73,000 Sq. Ft. building for commercial non-profit use, 4,000 Sq. Ft. community residential facility, 34 unit cooperatives and 11 HUD Scattered sites.

1993 to 1998 Mi Casa, Inc. Washington, DC - Senior Vice - President

Prepares plans and specifications for renovation of single-family houses, negotiated construction contracts, and monitored progress of construction. Sixteen houses renovated, usually ahead of schedule and under budget, with quality exceeding lenders' expectations. Successfully marketed houses, finding buyers well before completion of construction. Provided technical assistance to contractors.

1991 to 1993 Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. of the National Capital Area, Washington, DC Construction Specialist/Acting Development Corporation Director

Completed three home improvement projects and developed ten single-family houses. Improved the organization's quality of renovation work by providing better supervision and guidance to the general contractors, and by developing a pool of qualified contractors.

1984 to 1991 Ministries United to Support Community Life Endeavors (MUSCLE), Inc., Washington, DC Project Manager - Acting Director Tenant Purchase Program

Prepared feasibility analyses, development options, loan applications, and annual operating budgets, conducted property inspections, negotiated loan commitments and supervised construction for 15 successful tenant-purchase and vacant building development projects. Improved the quality of training offered to tenants.

1978 - 1984 Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC - Associate Director

Implemented general building maintenance training program which today is a national model. Developed food bank which served 30 to 40 families per month. Eliminated organization's deficit and increased annual operating budget from $60,000 to $250,000. Developed first summer youth program in Latino community in conjunction with Council of Churches of Greater program for disadvantaged children.

1977 - 1978 Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC - Caseworker

Counseled clients on employment opportunities, necessary documents for employment, and employment interviews.

1976 - 1977 Smith and Sons Optical Company, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ensemble Department.

Before 1975 Mission De La Amistad, Asuncion, Paraguay.

Worked as Christian educator for youth. Theatrical assistant in the production of presentations.
Youth Coordinator - summer camp.
Farmer Organizational Building - Educational and Project Coordinator.
Research in the area of social work and community development.

Academic Background

1993 University of the District of Columbia - Architectural Engineering and Technology Studies. Degree in architectural design.

1987 Development Training Institute (Pratt Institute) - One year training in housing development, multi-family rental, condominium, development of proforma, construction supervision and management, syndication, general partnership and limited partnership.

1976 Instituto Para El Desarrollo Empresas - One year program in small business management.

1973 Catholic University of Asuncion - Completed one year towards a degree in modem means of communication.

1971 Petrolini and Cia Optical School - Argentina - Optical technician.


1995 Home Inspection Institute of America, Inc. - Training resulting in certification as a home inspector.

1983 United Way/United Black Fund - Training courses in proposal writing; program planning; and time management.

1982 IBM - Executive training course - Managerial skills development for profit and non-profit agency staff.

1980 D.C. Coalition for Youth - Training for youth workers - Certificate of Completion.

1979 University of the District of Columbia - Labor Studies - Union counselor - Certificate of Completion.

Community Experience

Present Leadership Washington - Class 1999
1997 - Present Council of Latino Agencies - President.
1997 - Present Washington Area Community Investment Fund - Board Member
1997 - Present Latino Economic Development Corporation - Treasurer
1990 - 1994 Mayor's Commission on Latino Community Development - Treasurer.
1991 - 1994 D.C. Latino Civil Rights Task Force - Co-founder, member of Board of Directors, Chairman of Housing Committee
1992 - 1993 Mount Pleasant Coalition - served on task force which redesigned community park.
1980 Council of Churches of Greater Washington, Hope Valley Camp Board Member.
1979 Multicultural Career Intern Program - Advisory Board.

June 1999

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