Community Development Advisory Committee

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Matt Jennings
AICP Director of Community Development

Candyce Waters
Community Development Coordinator
Email: cwaters@fortsmithar.gov

David Smith
Housing Assistance Coordinator

Phone: 784-2209
Fax: 784-2462

The purpose of the Community Development Advisory Committee is to allocate CDBG and HOME Investment Partnership Act Funds in such a manner that maximum feasible priority is given to activities which will meet the overall community needs, primarily those needs of low and moderate income families, minorities, elderly, disabled and/or aid in the prevention of slum and blighted areas. Also, to serve in an advisory role in the planning, implementing, and assessing of the Community Development Program, and to ensure continuity of the involvement of citizens throughout all stages of the Community Development Program. The Community Development Advisory Committee is authorized to review and recommend to the Board of Directors projects to be considered for Community Development Block Grant Funding; to review and assess Community Development Program performance; to prepare and recommend a Citizen Participation Plan; to hold meetings and workshops to disseminate information to citizens and to receive views and opinions and relate these to the setting of priorities for the City. The Board was created as a response of changes to Citizen Participation as noted in 24 CFR Part 91.105 - CONSOLIDATED SUBMISSIONS FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Community Development Advisory Committee consists of seven members, appointed by the Board of Directors. The committee shall contain substantial representation of low and moderate income families, members of minority groups, the elderly, the handicapped, the business community and civic groups. All terms are three years or until the expiration of the Community Development Program. The committee meets on call and meetings are held in various locations. Please submit applications to the city administrator's office no later than the close of business on May 11th, 2017.


members  Members (7)  Term: 3 Years  Meetings: On Call

Kerri Norman

Member

Property Manager, Mid-Town Apts.

Appointed: 08/21/2001

Expiration: 06/30/2017

1411 Rogers Ave.

Fort Smith, AR

646-9602 (H) 783-1089 (W)

Patricia A. Richardson

Member

Director/Uafs

Appointed: 04/21/2015

Expiration: 06/30/2017

3420 North 55 Street

Fort Smith, AR

788-7103

Genia Smith

Member

Credit Manager

Appointed: 06/20/2006

Expiration: 06/30/2017

2121 S. W Street

Fort Smith, AR

782-6810 (H) 646-4300 (W)

George W. Willis

Member

Banker

Appointed: 06/17/1999

Expiration: 06/30/2017

5112 Lovett Lane

Fort Smith, AR

783-8963 (H) 494-1123 (W)

Cinda Rusin

Member

Self-Employed

Appointed: 06/20/2006

Expiration: 06/30/2018

P.O. Box 10063

Fort Smith, AR

424-2440

cindarusin@gmail.com

Ryan Millican

Member

Publist

Appointed: 05/17/2016

Expiration: 06/30/2018

3014 Presley

Fort Smith, AR

479-739-0240

ryanmillican.bvm@gmail.com

Nichelle Christian

Member

Fort Smith Public Schools

Appointed: 06/18/2013

Expiration: 06/30/2019

P.O. Box 4503

Fort Smith, AR 72914

785-1232

nschristian03@gmail.com