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Zoning Commission for the District of Columbia James H. Hannaham Confirmation Resolution of 2001
PR 14-139

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Mr. James H. Hannaham 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 James H. Hannaham Confirmation Resolution of 2001".

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

Mr. James H. Hannaham
3727 Camden Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
(Ward 7)

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 § 5-412), replacing Kerry G. (Kwasi) Holman, whose term ended February 3, 2001, for a term to end February 3, 2005.

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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James H. Hannaham
3727 Camden Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
(202) 582-5823


Career History. A seasoned Administrator with over 25 years of "hands on" practical involvement in planning coordinating and advising on local, national and international science, technology and education policies and programs. Experienced in program and policy planning, analysis and execution. Facilitator with strong expertise in project management, technology assessment, science and technology development and international program development and coordination. Served as Head and member of US technical assistance country assessment teams to Africa and Latin America Provided representation to international science and technology conferences, including, Technical Advisor to the US Delegation to the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference. Directed Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs for the Department of the Navy's Oceanography Program. Professional staff member, US Congress in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Served as Deputy Director of the DC Water Resources Research Center at the University of the District of Columbia. Currently, member of the Mayor's Environmental Advisory Council.

Congressional Operations. As a Professional Staff Member in the Congress working in member's ogees and in Committees, initiated actions on a variety of public policy issues, developed concepts, designed strategies, planned Committee hearings and press briefings leading to enactment of legislation by the Congress.

Legislative Affairs. Established and for six years, directed an Office of Congressional and Legislative Liaison for the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy that successfully generated a level of interest, understanding and credibility that resulted in a substantial increase in agency budget authority.

Technology Assessment. During two year assignment as Consultant - Advisor to the State Department, devised and coordinated position papers on a variety of issues for a major UNESCO conference which served as successful vehicles for promoting US positions relating to improving science and technology development capabilities among member nations, in consonance with US interests in the evolving UN Law of the Sea Treaty negotiations.

International Affairs. Devised, coordinated and negotiated new and revised bilateral agreements between the US. and foreign governments implementing specific projects and programs for the Defense Department promoting science and technology cooperation.

Science and Technology Development. Provided initial guidance and direction as Head of US. Delegation to the first United Nations conference in West Africa on Marine Technology and Development Continuing involvement as Alternate U.S. National Training Contact for the law governmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO led to significant impacts on US-Africa development strategies and programs.

Water Resources Research. As Deputy Director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of the District of Columbia, provided guidance and administration over the implementation of the National Water Institute Program and its relevance to water rich priorities, training and technology transfer impacting the District of Columbia.

Advisor to Regional Environmental Organizations. Member, Executive Committee of the Interstate Commission for the Potomac River Basin and the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Potomac, key environmental organizations having important influence on regional environmental policies and programs affecting the District of Columbia.

Masters Degree in Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1977
Bachelor of Science Degree, Major in Geology, the City College of New York, 1951

Navy Department Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Congressional Fellowship awarded by the American Political Science Association
Specialist Commission, US . Air Force
The Presidents Award by the National Marine Education Association
Olokun Award by the Nigerian Navy


Member, Committee of 100 on the Federal City
Member, Board of Directors and Chair Environmental Committee, Hillcrest Community Civic Association
Zone Leader, Hillcrest Community Neighborhood Watch Program

Secretary, D. C. Neighborhood Reinvestment Commission
Member, Executive Board, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Chair, D.C. Mayor's Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee (Kelly Administration)
Member D. C. Citizens for a Better School Hoard
Member, D.C. Citizens for Better Public Education
Chair, Citywide Citizens Committee for an Academic High School
Chair, Banneker Senior High School Parent Association,
Member and Vice Chair, Naylor Dupont Advisory Neighborhood Commission - ANC7B
Mentor, Future for Timmy, DC Urban League tutorial program
ANC7B Representative on Ad Hoc Citizens Committee for a Comprehensive Zoning Plan

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