W. Cropp, At the Request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To confirm the reappointment 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
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the
Mr. Fernando Lemos
as a public 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 July 12, 2004.
1769 Lanier Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
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) 667-3859 (h)
(202) 232-1375 (w)
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 SqFt. building for commercial non-profit
use, .4,000 SqFt. 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 suction 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 -
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 is Latin community in conjunction
with Council of Churches of Greater program for disadvantaged children.
1977 -1978 Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC -
Counseled clients on employment opportunities,
necessary documents for employment, and employment interviews.
1976 -1977 Smith and Sons Optical Company, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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.
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 Pare El Desarrollo Empresas - One year towards a degree
in small business management.
1973 Catholic University of Asuncion - Completed one year towards a
degree in modern 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 nonprofit agency staff.
1980 D.C. Coalition for Youth - Training for youth workers - Certificate
1979 University of the District of Columbia - Labor Studies - Union
counselor - Certificate of Completion.
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 Mayors Commission on Latino Community Development -
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
1979 Multicultural Career Intern Program - Advisory Board.