Emery C. Graham, Jr.
1952 Yorktown South
Norristown, PA 19403
Home Phone: 610-539-7027
Cell Phone: 610-570-2125
University of The Philippines
Masters Degree –Development Communications- 2005
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Master's Degree in Urban Affairs - 1974
Getty Oil Award for Academic Excellence
Masters Degree in Education - 1971
Bachelors Degree in Political Science - 1969
CITY OF WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
5/17/02 – Present ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH PLANNER Responsible for planning, coordination, and administration of a wide
variety of short and long range economic/community/planning development
project activities within the City of Wilmington. Responsible for extensive
research and preparations of written recommendations regarding economic
development projects. Required to interface with private industry, non-profit
organizations, and neighborhood groups as well as other government
organizations. Provides conceptual and hands on training to community,
department, and other City staff re planning and economic development issues.
8/96 – 5/16/02 ECONOMIC/BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Acquired E.D.A. Planning grant and E.P.A. Brownfields grant.
Developed economic base analysis focused on primary
employer impacts on employment in secondary and tertiary businesses.
Acquired National Brownfield Assessment Demonstration Grant
Developed 8 legislative proposals on environment adopted by City Council
Developed organizational staffing structure for environmental management
Developed City Health and Safety Program initiative
Wrote E.D.A. C.E.D.S. plan
` Lead successful junkyard remediation effort
Developed “insurance asset” based waste site financing model
REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING
12/94 TO 7/96 DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Developed City’s Consolidated Plan. Managed I.D.I.S.
training. Developed Vacant Housing Program. Managed
C.D.B.G., HOME, and E.S.G. programs. Supervised 3
program managers. Developed department budgets. Manged
computer systems for department. Developed Tax Incentive
Program analysis. Developed First-time Home Buyers
4/93 TO 12/94 CONSULTANT - COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT, HOUSING COUNSELING TRAINING, HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Created two non-profit development corporations; Community Coordinating Council in New Castle Delaware. Funded CCC in conjunction with Boatmen’s Bank as part of a C.R.A. public/private partnership initiative. Established Bonsall Village, Inc. in Darby Township, PA. Completed initial site development for 24 unit single family project as part of a Fair Housing compliance suit.
NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE
8/90 TO 4/93 COUNTY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND
HOUSING AND NCC PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY
Initiated Downpayment and Settlement Help Program. Undertook first
54 unit housing development - first in 10 years. Initiated bond funded
Revolving Construction Loan Program. Installed staff development and training initiative to upgrade staff skills. Director of New Castle County Public Housing Authority - 1500 Sec. 8 and Rental Voucher units. Administered staff of 43.
CITY OF WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING
9/87 TO 8/90 COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICER
Responsible for department’s housing development projects. Developed first modular housing project in the City of Wilmington. Established community involvement process to support public/private partnership and collaboration re housing projects in City’s low income neighborhoods. Responsible for entire housing development process. Participated as technical advisor to local Community Reinvestment Act project. Developed City first downpayment and settlement help program.
3/87 TO 9/87 DIVISION DIRECTOR FOR NEIGHBORHOOD REHABILITATION
Responsible for managing department’s H.U.D. funded housing rehabiltation programs. Supervised staff of 10. Instituted management by objectives, computer based project tracking and reporting, computerization of departmental activities.
1/87 TO 3/87 DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR (ACTING)
3/86 TO 1/87 DIVISION DIRECTOR FOR NEIGHBORHOOD REHABILITATION
7/85 TO 3/86 SPECIAL PROJECTS ADMINISTRATOR
Responsible for departmental budgeting and grant program management and reporting. Instituted skill upgrade training for managers, financial, and rehabilitation specialists.
MAYOR'S OFFICE - MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
4/81 TO 7/85 PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Personally responsible as budget analyst for Police, Law, and Licenses and Inspections annualbudget preparation. Converted revenue projection model from Fortran IV format to Personal Computer format using Multiplan. Built revenue analysis and reporting program, responsible for preparing revenue projections. Coordinated preparation of City operating budget and capital budgets.
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
6/80 TO 4/81 DIVISION DIRECTOR OF PLANNING ADMINISTRATION
Instituted staff development in the areas of grant administration and grant preparation. Developed community involvement model. ` Supervised staff of 2.
11/78 TO 6/80 FEDERAL GRANTS COORDINATOR
Administered all federal grant funds for City of Wilmington. Developed grants processing manual and capital budgeting manual. Lead technician on two U.D.A.G. grants: Layton Home, and Port Crane projects.
6/78 TO 11/78 SABBATICAL
REDUCTION IN FEDERAL FUNDING
9/77 TO 6/78 WILDCAT SERVICES CORPORATION
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Administered labor services contracts for more than $600K. Managed
3 Divisions, 6 managers, 350 employees. Provided work training for
juveniles from reform school; adults from welfare, ex-addict, and ex-convict populations. Instituted Worksite Managers Training Program. Improved earnings from contracts by 40%. Coordinated ABE/GED training with I.B.M Corp.
8/76 TO 8/77 LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
Administered the Title I and Follow-Through programs. Developed
para-professional training for classroom aides including ABE/GED. Supervised office staff of two.
6/75 TO 7/76 DIVISION OF STATE SERVICE CENTERS, DELAWARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
9/72 TO 6/75 COLLEGE OF URBAN AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
12/72 TO 2/73 ANALYST, DIVISION OF STATE SERVICE
CENTERS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
6/73 TO 10/73 PROGRAM EVALUATOR, CITY OF WILMINGTON MODEL CITIES PROGRAM
11/73 TO 6/74 ANALYST, DIVISION OF STATE SERVICE
CENTERS, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
6/74 TO 9/74 DELAWARE HEALTH SERVICES AUTHORITY
9/69 TO 6/72 PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF EDUCATION
TEACHER, SOCIAL STUDIES
2/70 TO 2/71 CURRICULUM DEVELOPER
6/70 TO 9/70 CURRICULUM DEVELOPER( BENJAMIN BANNEKER CENTER)
OTHER WORK ACTIVITIES:
JOB CORP. - RESIDENT COUNSELOR (1 year)
Provided Life Skills and Academic Counseling to 25 - 18 to 21 year
CRITTENDON REHABILITATION CENTER – RESIDENT
Provided Life Skills counseling to adult clients as part of drug
DELAWARE TECH. AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE –
SOCIOLOGY, GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 Quarters)
WESLEY COLLEGE - INSTRUCTOR
MICROCOMPUTER SPREADSHEET ANALYSIS, INTRODUCTION
TO MICROCOMPUTERS (2 Semesters)
DELAWARE PLAN INC.- MICROCOMPUTER CONSULTANT
FORUM TO ADVANCE MINORITY ENGINEERING - TESTING
EDUCATION CONSULTANT (1 year)
Administered practice Scholastic Aptitude Tests to entire student
Body. Based on analysis of test results, conducted staff development
workshops on linking curriculum and performance expectations
between grade levels based on test outcomes.
ASSESSING MANAGEMENT POTENTIAL – MANAGEMENT
Taught management skills to Directors and Deputy Directors of O.I.C.
DELAWARE LIFE INSURANCE CO. – MICROCOMPUTER
DELAWARE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACTION
COUNCIL TECHNICAL ADVISOR/NEGOTIATOR
CHRISTINA SCHOOL DISTRICT – PARENTS AS TEACHERS
Parent educator tasked with teaching home based teaching skills to
first time parents.
Norrristown Area School District – Business Industry
School Partnership Program
Economic Development Advisor
Phoenix University – Axia College – Online Instructor( 2005/06 1 – year)
University of the Philippines – Online Instructor( 2006 - 1 semester )
Introduction To Development Communications – 2 sections
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
Property and Casualty Insurance
International and Development Administration
Local Community Economic Development
Planning and Governance
Technology and Society
AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Assessing Management Potential – Certificate
Environmental Management Systems - Certificate
DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Work Measurement and the Design of Work
Introduction to Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems I
Data Center Operations
Money and Banking
40 hour Wastesite Worker Training Certificate
DELAWARE ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Government Financial Administration - Certificate
Labor Negotiations Workshop
INTERNATIONAL CITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
City Planning - Certificate
DELAWARE CONTRACTORS' ASSOCIATION
Construction Foreman Training - Certificate
COMMUNITY REHABILITATION TRAINING CENTER
Housing Quality Inspector's Training - Certificate
DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Relocation Specialist Course - Certificate
Real Estate Sales
Money and Banking
Basic Real Estate Appraisal
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HOUSING COUNSELORS
Housing Counselor Training - Certificate
NATIONAL CENTER FOR HOUSING MANAGEMENT
Certified Housing Manager - Certificate
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
Hurricane Planning – Certificate
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 Hour Emergency Responders Course - Certificate
40 Hour Risk Assessment Course – Certificate
PARENTS AS TEACHERS NATIONAL CENTER, INC
Parent Educator – Prenatal to 3 – Parent Trainer Certification
Supporting Care Providers Through Personal Visits - Certificate
Problem Oriented Recordkeeping System, with Richard Stieman, State of Delaware, Department of Health and Social Services; Division of State Service Centers, New Castle, DE, 1973.
Medicaid/Medicare: Analysis of the Per Capita Expenditure Disparity Between Delaware and the Nation, with Richard Stieman; Delaware Health Services Authority, Dover, DE, 1974.
Information and Referral Services: Preliminary Program and Planning Manual, with Richard Stieman; State of Delaware,Department of Health and Social Services, Division of State
Service Centers, New Castle, DE, 1975.
Grant Development Manual, with Jay Macklin; City of Wilmington,Delaware, Department of Planning, Wilmington, DE, 1979.
Community Development Program Operations Manual, with J. Capodanno and H. Inden; City of Wilmington, Delaware, Mayor's Office, Office of Management and Budget, Wilmington, DE, 1982.
Capital Budget Preparation Manual, with J. Capodanno; City of Wilmington, Delaware, Department of Planning, Wilmington, DE ,1981.
U.S.D.H.U.D. Consolidated Plan ; City of Wilmington, Delaware, Dept. of Real Estate and Housing, Wilmington, DE, 1995.
E.P.A. Brownfields Assessment Pilot Program, City of Wilmington, Delaware, Department of Planning, Wilmington, DE, 1997
Mrs. Whitney Williams/Christina Sch. Dist. – 302-454-5955
Mr. Peter Besecker/City of Wilmington – 302-576-3100
Dr. Harry Gardener/ Gardener Associates – 302-473-1402
Community Relations/Community Organization
Mr. Lee Jarmon/Over Gardens Comm. Assoc. - 302-654-4782
Mrs. Margaret Surrette/Dunleith Civic Assoc. - 302-658-1924
Mrs. Bernice Edwards/Sussex Cnty. Comm. Action - 302-856-7761
Mr. Roy Jones/ South Jersey Environmental Action – 856-365-9038
Public Private Partnerships
Mr. Dennis Salter/New Castle Insurance - 302-328-6111
Mr. Luigi Vitrone/Pastabilities Restaurant Owner – 302-654-4993
Mr. Gene Hattan/InterGen – 267-979-6540
Mr. Norman Oliver/Oliver Assocs. – 302-655-8250
Mrs. Sandrea Thompson/Wilm. Senior Center - 302-651-3400 wk
Mayor James Baker/City of Wilmington - 302-655-8751 hm
Dr. John Byrne/U. of D. Center Director – 302-738-5176 hm