November 6, 2020
The Honorable Phil Mendelson
Council of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 504
Washington . DC 20004
Dear Chairman Mendelson:
In accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-
142; D.C. Official Code 1-523 .01), and pursuant to section 201 of the Green Finance Authority
Establishment Act of 2018, effective August 22, 2018 (D.C. Law 22-155: D.C. Official Code 8-
173.21), Lam pleased to nominate the following person:
Ms. Monica Ray
Chesapeake Street, SE
Washin gton, DC 20032
for appointment as a member with experience in affordable housing or community developmentofthe
Green Finance Authority Board, replacing Lori Chatman, for a new term to end December 17, 2
Enclosed, you will find biographical information detailing the experience for Ms. Ray, together with
proposed resolutions to assist the Council during the confirmation process.
I would appreciate the Council ' s earliest consideration of this nomination for confirmati on. Please do
not hesitate to contact me, or Steven Walker , Director, Mayor s Office of Talent and Appointments,
should the Council require additional information .
hhairman Phil Mendelson
at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION
"1 IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Is To confirm the appointment of Ms. Monica Ray as a member of the Green Finance Authority
18 RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
9 resolution may be cited as the "Green Finance Authority Board Monica Ray Confirmation
20 Resolution of 2020",
Sec. 2. The Council ofthe District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
24 Ms. Monica Ray
25 Chesapeake Street, SE
26 Washington, DC 20032
7 (Ward 8)
29 as a member with experience in affordable housing or community developmentof the Green
30 Finance Authority Board, in accordance with section 201 of the Green Finance Authority
Establishment Act of 2018, effective August 22, 2018 (D.C. Law 22-155; D.C. Official Code
8-173.21), replacing Lori Chatman, for a term to end December 17, 2022.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copyofthis resolution,
upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Executive Office of the Mayor - Offi of Talent and Appointments
John A. Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvani Avenue, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20004
Monica Ray is the current Executive Director of the Congre: Heights
Community Training and Development Corporation.
Ms, Ray is well versed in revitalizing strategies and staff to meet a wide
variety of challenges including those of economically diversified,
rapidly growing communities. She is also skilled in economic anal
and implementing strategies, processes and technologies that position
communities to effectively compete in the global marketplace. Adept at
working with multiple political subdivisions and facilitating change in a community to support
organizational objectives, Ms. Rayhas a strong background in budgeting and management, cross
departmental project management, information technology utilization, human resources
development and public speaking.
Ms. Ray has additional expertise in fiscal and operational management in for-profit and not-for-
profit entities in the following areas: workforce development, business/program development
and management, community and public relations, economic development, fund-raising/proposal
writing, real estate development/property management, and construction management.
A Ward 8 resident, Ms. Ray received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from
Fayetteville State University and a Master's Certificate in Project Management from Villanova.
Monica T. Ray
Success-driven visionary with 25 yearsofexperience driving dramatic results in community and economic
Practiced in revitalizing strategies and staff to meet a wide variety of challenges including those of an
economically diversified, rapidly growing communities. Skilled in economic. analysis and implementing
strategies, processes and technologies that position communities to effectively compete in the global
marketplace. Adept at workingwith multiple political subdivisions and facilitating change in a community to
support organizational objectives. Strong background in budgeting and management, cross-departmental
project management, information technology utilization human resources development and public
speaking. Additional expertise in
Fiscal and operational management in for-profit and not-for-profit entities in the following areas: (1)
workforce developmen.t(2) business/program development and management, (3) community and public
relations(4) economic development, (5) fund-raising/proposal writing, (6) real estate
development/property management and (7) construction management.
Aug. 97to Present Executive Director, Congress Heights Community Training and Development
Corporation, Washington, DC. Challenged to lead community development
activities including Real Estate Development, Human Capital Development, and
Small Business Development to effect change in a stagnant dis-invested
community economy and increase visibility and attractivenessof 21,000 population
community located in the Washington, DC's ward 8 community. Directly
responsiblefor functions involving strategic planning andimplementation; program
developmen,t implementation and coordination; fund-raising; marketing plan
developmen:t implementation and coordination of an existing business and
industry visitation program; recruiting activities including prospect acquisition;
development and coordinationofincentive packages, and developing relationships
with internal and external economic developmentallies.
Nov. 99 - Present Consulting Chief Operating Advisor, Capitol Services Management, Inc.
Washington, DC. Establish, or recommend to Presiden,t major economic
objectives and policies for company. Prepare reports required by regulatory
agencies. Arrange for audits of company accounts. Plan and implement policies
relating to all phases of personnel activity. Recruit, interview, and select employees
to fill vacant positions Prepare budget of personne! operations. Oversee all
procurement procedure from policy to acquisition. Coordinate activities of clerical
and program personnel in organization. Responsible for office operations and
procedures. Computed cost factors and prepared estimates used for management
Purposes, such as planning organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids
selecting vendors or subcontractors and determining cost effectiveness.
Consulted with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate
estimates and resolve issues. Translate cost estimates into budgets and perform
periodic reviews of budget versus actual costs.
Sept.02-Present President, Designed Services, Inc.- Plans, develops and establishes policies and
objectives of business organization in accordance with Board directives and
corporation charter by performing the following duties personally or through
subordinate managers. Confers with company officials to plan business objectives,
to develop organizational policies, to coordinate functions and operations between
divisions and departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for
attaining objectives. Reviews activity reports and financial statements to determine
progress and status in attaining objectives and revises objectives and plans in
accordance with current conditions. Directs and coordinates formulationoffinancial
programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations to maximize returns
on investments and to increase productivity. Plans and develops industrial, labor,
and public relations policies designed to improve company's image and relations
with customers, employees, stockholders, and public. Evaluates performance of
executives for compliance with established policies and objectives of firm and
contributions in attaining objectives. Presides over Board of Directors. Serves as
chairman of committees such as management, executive, engineering, and sales.
Mar. 95 to Aug.97 Executive Financial Assistant, Congress Heights Training Center, Inc.,
Washington , DC. Reported directly to Chairman/CEO in staff capacity by
coordinating office services, such as personnel, budget preparation and control,
housekeeping, records control, and special management studies. Studied
management methods inorder to improve workflow, simplify reporting procedures,
or implement cost reductions. Analyzed unit operating practices, such as record-
keeping systems, forms control, office layout, suggestion systems, personnel and
budgetary requirements, and performance standards to create new systems or
revise established procedures.
Jun. 94 to Mar. 95 Jr. Accountant, Food & Beverage Workers Union (Local 32), Washington, DC.
Administered financial reporting for multiple locations, maintained general ledger,
explained variances, and prepared operating budgets. Applied principles of
accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Compiled
and analyzed financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general
ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. Audited contracts, orders,
and vouchers, and prepared reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to
Basketball Coach Achievement Prep Public Charter School (2017)
Potomac High School Girls Basketball Program (2000-2004)
Board Member, Treasurer Washington, DC Black Chamber of Commerce, Founding
Board Member, Vice Chair Anacostia Coordinating Council
Board Member, Chair Congress Heights Partnership
Board Member, Co-Chair Cedar Tree Academy
Board Member, Chair Community College Preparatory Academy
Member Anacostia Museum Transition Committee
Complete Count Committee
Professional License National Realtors Association; DC Real Estate Commission
President Congress Heights Community Association
Deco4 Master's Certificate, Project Management, Villanova University
June 94 B.S., Business Administration - Banking and Finance, Minors: Economics,
Accounting Fayetteville State University, Fayettevile, North Carolina.
GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
Office of the General Counsel to the Mayor
Ronan Gulstone, Steven Walker
October 19, 2020
Subject: Legal'sufficiency review of Resolution nominating Monica Ray and Priya Jayachadran as
membersofthe Green Finance Authority Board
This is to Certify that isis orice nas reviewed te shoverferenced levslation and found
it tobe legally unobjectionable. Ifyou have any questions in this regard, please do not hesitateto call Alana Burnett,
Associate General Counsel, Executive Office of the Mayor. at 202-727-3384, or me at 202-724-7681.
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