Qualifications and Experience.
I was born and raised in New Orleans and has worked tirelessly for over 30 years as a public servant to give back to the community that has given me so much. For 15 years, I have sponsored Thanksgiving Dinner, a Christmas toy drive, and back to school supply giveaway.
I have worked in government, since graduating from Southern University and has spent my career fighting for the people against those that take advantage of them. I have also built more affordable housing for the citizens of Orleans parish than any candidate running for Algiers Clerk of 2nd City Court. I am the only candidate with the experience, qualifications, and education to be your next Clerk of 2nd City Court.
I was Chief Juvenile Probation Officer for Ascension Parish, 23rd Judicial District Juvenile Court.
I work in The Governor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Edwin Edwards, as a liaison to the governor.
I was Deputy Director of Elderly Affairs for the City of Boston.
I was Executive Director of Ascension Parish Housing Authority and built the first $200 million dollars mixed income and mixed financing, affordable housing in Gonzales La.
I work for the New Orleans Housing Authority as the St. Thomas Hope VI Community Development Project Manager and built the first $366 million-dollar mixed income and mixed financing, affordable HUD housing grant program in New Orleans.
I, along with the St. Thomas Hope VI residents and the private and public partnership team, built the first inner city $14 million Walmart Department Store on Tchoupitoulas street in the Garden District.
After Hurricane Katrina, I worked with the City of New Orleans Law department in the demolition division to rebuild the City of New Orleans.
I worked with the U.S. Small Business Administration, assessed hurricane Katrina damage in businesses and homes in Louisiana and Mississippi, I assisted victims with small business loans and estimated repair or replacement costs of damaged property. I reviewed proposed contracts between contractors and applicants to ensure that they met program requirements and cost reasonableness.
I worked at the Baton Rouge Housing Authority, I was the Deputy Director of the Hope VI Community Development division and directed the Youth Build/AmeriCorps job training program for youth.
I was Facility Director and Project Manager for the Early Childhood and Family Learning Foundation. I worked with the late Phyllis Landrieu, Founder of the Early Childhood and Family Learning Foundation for the Mahalia Jackson School. I assisted with the development of the $17.5 million renovation supported by grants from FEMA, the Louisiana Recovery Authority and New Orleans Community Development Block Grant funds for the Mahaila Jackson Early Childhood and Family Learning School in Central City. It is a multi-use Community complex with preschool and kindergarten classes, a public library, adult computer lab, healthcare clinic, job training services, a community playground, and community garden. I secured a $15,000 Kaboom playground grant and built a community playground (the Nicola Cotton Park, named after the police officer who was fatally shot by a mentally ill person).
As you can see by my resume, I have over 30 years of public service experience, with a long and varied experiences with public agencies to assist them in effectively fulfilling their responsibilities to the public.
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