Ward 7 Residents – Make sure your voice is heard! Please attend the Saturday, May 14 Ward 7 Democrats At-Large & Ward 7 City Council Candidate Forum.
We’re pleased to also have as our guest at the April 12 Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association meeting, Raymond Bell, founder of Project H.O.P.E. which located on the second floor of the Penn Branch Shopping Center.
Raymond E. Bell is the founder of R. Emmanuel Bell Consulting, a training and facilitation company. Mr. Bell is a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker and facilitator. He is devoted to teaching and coaching young adults how to become I.T. professionals. Through his workshops, courses and coaching programs Mr. Bell shows young adults how to get out of the unemployment line and on a career path.
Raymond’s passion is to empower young people to take ownership and control of their own destiny. In 2009 Bell founded The H.O.P.E. Project, also known as the “Harvard of the Hood”, an I.T. career training program. The H.O.P.E. Project has been called one of the best I.T. career training programs in the country by the President of the Help Desk Institute (HDI). Graduates earn an average annual salary of $43,000, working on major government contracts, such as Lockheed Martin, World Bank and CACI.
Mr. Bell is considered one of the leading experts on I.T. career training and workforce development in the United States. Mr. Bell has received numerous awards for his work including the 2014 R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center Innovator of the Year, 2014 BDPA Washington DC Chapter Member of the Year, 2012 National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Nation Builder Award Recipient, for his outstanding work developing world class I.T. professionals.
Raymond Bell has been seen on and/or featured in Ebony, ABC, CBS, WHUR, NewOne Now, Bloomberg News, Washington Post, National Public Radio, National Journal, BET and many other media outlets.
RaymondBell.com, GetAJobIn30Days.com, HopeProjectDC.org
We are pleased to announce that Brain Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, will be our guest speaker at Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association Community Meeting 7:00 pm April 12 at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church community room.
Brian T. Kenner was named Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 8, 2015. Prior to his appointment, Kenner served as City Manager of Takoma Park, Maryland, managing the city’s day-to-day operations. Before taking over management of the Washington suburb, Kenner served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Develop-
ment for the District of Columbia. In addition to his familiarity with DMPED’s $13 billion portfolio, Kenner’s work for the District of Columbia included managing the team that completed the reuse plan for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center site.
Kenner has also worked as a Senior Fund Manager of the Community Investments Group at Fannie Mae; served as Vice President of the Public Institutions Group at Jones Lang LaSalle specializing in public-private initiatives; as a Manager of the Government Real Estate Advisory Services Consulting Practice at Ernst & Young; and, as a Presidential Management Fellow for the federal government.
Kenner’s background over the past 15 years includes working in various leadership positions for both federal agencies as well as private sector companies. Brian has an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.
Penn Branch Executive Officer Election – Seeking Nominations
We are still seeking nominations for the executive officer elections.
Please notify Matthew Pinardi (firstname.lastname@example.org) before April’s meeting if you are a member in good standing interested in being nominated for a position.
The following officer positions are available for nomination:
- Vice President
- Corresponding Secretary
The following are some common descriptions of each position.
There are no official descriptions in the civic association’s bylaws.
- Responsible for preparing and running community meetings. The president calls meetings to order, manages the agenda, takes votes and adjourns meetings. The president is the public face of the civic association.
- Vice President
- Responsible for performing the duties of the president when they are unable. The vice president is the second public face of the civic association.
- Responsible for taking notes during PBCA meetings for the creation of meeting minutes. The minutes are then prepared and presented at the following association meeting.
- Corresponding Secretary
- Responsible for managing all outside correspondence for the PBCA. The corresponding secretary is the public voice of the civic association.
- Responsible for the management of all PBCA finances. Delivers a treasures report at each civic association meeting.
- Responsible for interpreting and applying rules of order for each PBCA meeting. Gives advice on parliamentary procedure to the officers, committees and members of the civic association.