STRATEGIC PLAN

OUR COMMITMENT

As the Far South CDC strives to strengthen the local business community and the community’s long-term socio-economic health, we are committed to:
• Catalyzing economic development for community stability
• Being a “go to” resource for the community
• Partnerships that engage business and community leaders
• Retaining & attracting quality businesses to serve our community
• Providing technical assistance to support and strengthen business and residential development
• Fostering communication to keep community/businesses informed about our local resources
• Promoting the good news in Greater Roseland

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THE CALUMET CORRIDOR

WHERE WE WORK

We believe that more collaborative South Side development plans and programming creates a more sustainable impact. Rather looking at each of our neighborhoods separately, we plan for the Calumet Corridor as a whole. From Bronzeville to Northwest Indiana, East from the lake to State Street.

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THE TEAM

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

ABRAHAM LACY
PRESIDENT
lacy@farsouthcdc.org

NIKIESHA EMERY
DIR. OF FINANCE
nikiesha@farsouthcdc.org

AVA ST. CLAIRE
DIR. OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
ava@farsouthcdc.org

CRYSTAL BIRL
OFFICE ASSISTANT
crystal@farsouthcdc.org

BUSINESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT

FLORENCE HARDY
DIR. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
florence@farsouthcdc.org

KATHRYN JACKSON
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & INT'L TRADE CENTER
kathryn@farsouthcdc.org

HOUSING SERVICES DEPARTMENT

JANECE SIMMONS
DIR. REGIONAL HOUSING STRATEGIES & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
janece@farsouthcdc.org

GENESIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

STEEVE KIDD
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
skidd@genesishdc.org

CORNELIUS SAMS SR.
HOUSING SPECIALIST
cjsams@genesishdc.org

CAROL LARRY
HOUSING SPECIALIST
cjsams@genesishdc.org

SHERITA JACKSON
HOUSING SPECIALIST
clarry@genesishdc.org

NATHALIE THOMPSON
HOUSING SPECIALIST
nthompson@genesishdc.org

ANITA WINSTON
HOUSING SPECIALIST
awinston@genesishdc.org

ANNETTE CONTI
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
aconti@genesishdc.org

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

ERIC WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
eric@farsouthcdc.org

SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS DEPARTMENT

DORIAN JOHNSON
DIRECTOR, SPECIAL SERVICE AREA #45
dorian@farsouthcdc.org

ALLYSON SCRUTCHENS
DIR. OF SSA #49
allyson@farsouthcdc.org

SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS DEPARTMENT

Chairman, Leon Walker
Principle, DL3 Realty LLC
1050 E. 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60619 (773) 721-3400
lwalker@dl3realty.com

President, LeRoy Chalmers
Executive Director, Greater Roseland/West Pullman
Food Network
11325 S Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60628 (312) 375-5325
Leroy.chalmers@gmail.com

Director, Rev. Leonardo Gilbert
Senior Pastor, Sheldon Heights Church of Christ
11325-55 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628 (773) 568-2929 leodeegilbert@aol.com

Secretary, John Chenier
Resident/former IBM Specialist
12206 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 568-5311
chenierjf@sbcglobal.net

Treasurer, Dennis O’Malley
Vice President, Beverly Bank & Trust
10258 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 239-2265 domalley@thebeverlybank.com

Abraham D. Lacy, Executive Director
Far South Community Development Corporation
9923 S. Halsted Street, Suite D Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 941-4833
lacy@farsouthcdc.org

Director, Jackie Johnson-Sample
Salon 119 Spa
641 W. 119th Street Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 719-0337
Salon119spa@yahoo.com