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April 11, 2024

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On Thursday, April 11 from 3 pm – 5 pm in-person at the AAMC Learning Center at 655 K St., NW for our Annual Budget Briefing on Mayor Bowser’s proposed FY2025 District Budget!

This is your opportunity to learn about the proposed funding levels and any changes for important community economic development programs. We will be joined by Nina Albert Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED); Laura Zeilinger Director of the Department of Human Services (DHS); Rosemary Suggs-Evans Interim Director of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD); and Christopher Earley Deputy Director of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

The lineup for the agency presentation will be as follows:

  • 3:05 – 3:30 pm | DSLBD Presentation, Director Suggs-Evans
  • 3:35 – 3:50 pm | DHS Presentation, Director Zellinger
  • 4:05 – 4:30 pm | DHCD Presentation, Deputy Director Earley
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm | DMPED Presentation, Deputy Mayor Albert

After each presentation, the agencies will engage in a moderated Q&A with the audience.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

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April 11, 2024
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AAMC Learning Center

Meet the Panelist

Nina Albert is appointed Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Albert has more than 20 years of experience in public real estate strategy, public-private partnership negotiations, economic revitalization, and sustainable development. A leader with a proven track record of innovation, sustainability, and using public real estate to support communities and economic development, she prioritizes collaboration, fosters a diverse culture of high performers and encourages growth mindset and creative ideas.

Laura Green Zeilinger has served as the Director of the DC Department of Human Services since January 2015. Laura is responsible for guiding DHS’s 1,500 personnel and budget of $933 million. Laura strives to empower every District resident to reach their full potential by providing meaningful connections to work opportunities, economic assistance, and supportive services. Laura has focused on implementing solutions to end homelessness, enhancing the system of support offered through TANF, improving outcomes for youth who show signs of risk, and modernizing the Department’s customer service delivery model.

Rosemary Suggs-Evans is the Interim Director for the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Ms. Suggs-Evans is responsible for all aspects of agency operations.  Under Ms. Suggs-Evans’ leadership, a plethora of programs that support our local small businesses have flourished, including the Aspire to Entrepreneurship program for returning citizens, the Equity Impact Enterprise program for resident-owned disadvantaged businesses, and the District Connect conference that avails our local entrepreneurs to opportunities and resources.

Christopher Earley With his 20+ years of real estate, finance and affordable housing experience, Christopher Earley most recently served as Vice President of Development for one of the nation’s largest private sector affordable housing providers and was responsible for the planning, acquisition, financing, and development of various mixed-income housing communities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

In addition to his professional experiences, Mr. Earley has strong community ties in the District of Columbia. As a Ward 7 resident, Mr. Earley has advised various non-profit organizations that enhance the quality of life for District of Columbia residents, with a focus on healthcare, housing, and economic development.


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