Showing posts from November 15, 2009

DCAO of Human Services Carolyn Graham Press Release Correction

The city press release sent on November 16, 2009, incorrectly detailed the educational background of Carolyn N. Graham, the city’s new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) for Human Services. Graham majored in psychology at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland however; she did not receive a bachelor’s degree as previously noted, as she was allowed early enrollment in graduate school at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She obtained her first master’s degree in education from Antioch College, and she also holds a masters in public administration from City University of New York Bernard Baruch College in New York, New York; a masters of divinity from the New York Theological Seminary in New York, New York; and a doctorate in ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She has previously served as deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families & Elders for the District of Columbia; national director for Council Services, Girl Scouts of the

Mayor Jones Announces Revised City Revenue Projections

~Outlines initial strategy to respond to projected revenue shortfall~ Mayor Dwight C. Jones today announced that city revenue projections for the current fiscal year (FY 2010) are tracking behind the officially adopted FY 2010 Budget. Reductions in state funding, as well as the drop in sales taxes, were cited as leading to an overall projected revenue shortfall of $10 million for FY 2010. “The entire nation has been experiencing lingering effects of the recession and Richmond is no exception,” said Mayor Jones. “A number of key revenue sources weakened in FY 2009, and they are continuing to falter in the current year (FY 2010). Moreover, we have to be realistic and assume that the ripple effects will continue into FY 2011.” The updated revenue estimates are based on revenue collections and economic data from the first quarter of FY 2010. The main driver in the lower-than-projected revenue is a decline in sales tax collections. The local option sales tax is $7.9 million less tha

Mayor Names Carolyn N. Graham as DCAO for Human Services

~Directors of Social Services and Justice Services also announced~ Carolyn N. Graham has been named Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) for Human Services for the city of Richmond. In this capacity, she has oversight of the Department of Social Services, Department of Justice Services, as well as the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. Her appointment is effective immediately. She is coming to the Richmond area from Washington, D.C. where she has had an accomplished career in human services and support programs. “We are fortunate that Ms. Graham has accepted this position which now completes our executive leadership team,” said Mayor Jones. “The human services component of the city’s work is such a crucial area for service delivery. Ms. Graham’s training and experience with children, youth and families and neighborhood-based municipal services will serve the city of Richmond extremely well.” Graham received her bachelor’s degree in psychology fro