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Beverly J. Wilbourn, Democratic Candidate for
At-Large Councilmember in the
September 10, 2002 Primary

April 2002

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Beverly J. Wilbourn is a founding principal in Curry & Wilbourn, a DC based law firm where she specializes in affordable housing and community development matters. Throughout her career, Ms. Wilbourn, an African-American woman, has been involved in many .civic and professional activities including: serving as a director at New Endeavors, a non-profit organization providing transitional housing and counseling to formerly homeless women, serving as a mentor for teenage girls and working as a board member, for a non-profit organization committed to helping District residents fighting substance abuse problems. A partial list of her community involvement activities in the District of Columbia include
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Tenant Association purchasing their building in Columbia Heights
  • Board Member, Community Action Group "CA G" (assisting residents who are fighting addiction)
  • Board Member, North Capitol Neighborhood Development (providing low income housing and assistance to small businesses in North Capitol corridor.)
  • Board Member, Thurgood Marshall Center and Shaw Heritage Trust (assisting the preservation of long term residents and business in Shaw community)
  • Co-chair, D. C Bar, Housing and Economic Development Public Interest Project (providing pro bono counsel through the DC Bar to organizations devoted to low income housing and small business development)
  • Former Board Member, New Endeavors - transitional housing and counseling for formerly homeless women.
  • Former Mentor, Women's Enhancement Initiative of Faith U. C C, mentoring teenage girls at a group home
In her law practice, she is attorney for affordable housing developments where very low to moderate income residents, locally and nationally, will qualify for the purchase of new homes, most of whom are first time homeowners. She also represents parties involved in affordable rental housing and community development activities. Recently, she and her .partner received the 2001 Chairman's Service Award from Us Helping Us, an organization that assists black, gay males.

Ms. Wilboum was a candidate for City Council At Large in the 1998 elections and-earned the endorsements of the Washington Post, Washington Times, Afro-American, Chamber of Commerce PAC and Greater Washington Board of Trade. Ms. Wilbourn believes that we need more unity and less division in the District of Columbia.

Beverly Wilbourn was born in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from an inner city public school. She completed her undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State University, where she was later awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. She moved to the District of Columbia in 1984 and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987.

To Contact the Committee to Elect Beverly Wilbourn call Sharon Taylor: (202) 842-8650

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