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GADC Board of Directors

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation leadership team is comprised of an inspiring and accomplished group of representatives from faith-based institutions, resident associations, developers, and community organizations:

Johnny Wilbon -  Chairman (Vice President, Bank of America)

Betty Swanson - Vice Chairman (79th and Carpenter Block Club)  

Amanda Norman - Treasurer  (75th and Parnell Block Club)

James Drake - Secretary  (Chairman Emeritus, 006th District Advisory Council)  

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Byam Alexander - Director, SCGroup Real Estate 

Alberta Brooks - President, 67th & Bishop Block Club

Kham Beard - Principal, Wahlomak Management

Francine Dillard - Financial Operations Executive

Reverend Walter Matthews - Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

Deborah Moore - Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago 

Toi Robertson - Smith, CPA - Century 21 SGR

Pastor Michael Pfleger - Faith Community of St. Sabina Church

Bishop Willard Payton - New Birth Church of God in Christ

Carlos Nelson - Chief Executive Officer

Mission

To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

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