September 19, 2023
2 ChairmanPhi1 Mendelson
3 at the request of the Mayor
6 A PROPOSED RESOLUTION
9 IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
14 To confirm the appointment of Mr. Absalom Jordan to the Commission on Poverty.
16 RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
17 resolution may be cited as the "Commission on Poverty Absalom Jordan Confirmation
18 Resolution of2023".
20 Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
22 Mr. Absalom Jordan
23 4th Street, SE
24 Washington, DC 20032
25 (Ward 8)
27 as the Ward 8 representative member of the Commission on Poverty, pursuant to section 102 of
28 the Commission on Poverty Establishment Amendment Act of 2020, effective March 16, 2021
29 (D.C. Law 23-184; D.C. Official Code§ 3-641.02), for a term to end three years from the date of
31 Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution,
32 upon its adoption, to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
33 Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
ABSALOM F. JORDAN, Jr.
OBJECTIVE | My objective is to use my experiences and skills in meeting
organizational needs and objectives. I want an opportunity to work in areas of
service delivery which are challenging and require my capabilities in helping to
provide the best service to the people.
EDUCATION | Federal City College (6.1970-7.1973), Undeclared Major
MILITARY SERVICE| US Air Force, 12.1.1959 - 3.22.1963
Chairmanof the Board June 2020 to present
Friends of Oxon Run Park,
Washington, D.C. 20032
Serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Friends of Oxon Run Park,
Work closely with the board on governance, community engagement and
advocacy for the preservation of “Green Space” in DC.
DC Commission on African American Affairs June 2013 to July 2014
The Commission advises the Mayor, the Council, and the public on the views
and needs of African American communities with low-economic, -education, or -
health indicators in the District of Columbia and to analyze the decline of African
American residents as indicated by the 2010 United States Census.
Consultant August 1998-1999
UPO Petey Greene Community Service Center
Washington, D.C. 20032
Provided services around coordinating the Centers nutritional outreach efforts
to consumers. Developed nutritional pamphlets and other program literature.
Devised, administered, and tabulated the nutrition needs assessment survey.
Conducted nutrition classes. Developed managerial and administrative
recommendations for the Center.
Executive Director December 1993 - April 1996
The Far Southeast Community Organization
Washington, D.C. 20020
Managed and administered the programs with a staff of ten and an annual
budget of $320,000.00. Ensured that services in the areas of housing counseling
and money management training were provided to clients. Designed and
implementedafood nutrition and distribution program aimed at assisting needy
persons in the service area.
Consultant April 1988 — December 1999
Moore Energy Systems
Washington, D.C. 20019
Provided management services to corporation. Performed research and analysis
of information and data related to energy market trends. Advised president of
corporation through reports and graphic presentations within the energy sector.
Consulted with governmental regulatory agencies and appeared before the
agencies to testify on energy matters of interest to Moore Energy Systems.
Special Asst. to Director DC DOES December 1979 -July 1988
Executive Secretary to the DC Unemployment Compensation Board
Department of Employment Services
Functioned as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Department of
Employment Services and Executive Secretary to the DC Unemployment
Compensation Board. Developed proposed rules which established board policy
for implementing the Unemployment Compensation act. Provided continuity of
administration and operations for the board. Served as general advisor on
developing policies and programs for the Director DOES.
Administrative Aide September 1976 - July 1979
Councilofthe District of Columbia
Served as an Aide for the Budget Committee Affairs to Councilmember and Chair
of the Committee. Provided all administration and support aide for the
Councilmember on matters concerning the DC Budget. Used investigative and
research techniques to study and make systematic inquiry and examination of
budget issues. Represented the chair in frequent contacts with individuals, the
public, civic leaders, and community organizations.
Member, Small Area Plan for Congress Heights Committee
Member, Audubon Naturalist Society Stream Restoration Committee
President, Southern Hills Tenant Association
Member, Bethlehem Baptist Church Board of Trustees
References available upon request
Executive Officeof the Mayor — Mayor’s OfficeofTalent and Appointments
John A. Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20004
Absalom Jordan is currently chairmanofthe Friends ofOxon Run
Park Board and served in the United States Air Force from 1959
From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Jordan served on the DC Commission on
African American Affairs which provided advice to the Mayor,
Council, and the public on the views and needs of African
American communities with low-economic, education, or health
indicators in the District ofColumbia, Mr. Jordan was involved in
nutritional outreach efforts during his time as a consultant with
the UPO Petey Greene Community Service Center, where he
developed nutritional pamphlets and literature for consumers. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Jordan
served as the Executive Director of the Far Southeast Community Organization and provided
housing counseling and money management training to clients. He served as an administrative
aide for Budget Committee Affairs to the Council of the District of Columbia from 1976 to 1979
and served as the Executive Secretary of the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation
Board and Special Assistant to the Director Department of Employment Services between 1979
A Ward 8 resident, Mr. Jordan attended Federal City College.
GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Executive Office ofMayor Muriel Bowser
Office of the General Counsel to the Mayor
To: Tommy Wells, Steve Walker
From: Betsy Cavendish
Date: April 25, 2023,
Subject: Legal sufficiency review of Resolutions nominating Michael Coleman, Sherry
Pate, Kavin Coates, and Absalom Jordan as members appointed from a ward and
LaToya Mathews and Robert Warren as at-large members of the Commission on
This is to Certify that this office has reviewed the above-referenced resolutions and
found them to be legally unobjectionable. This legal sufficiency is based on confirmation from
the Mayor's OfficeofTalent and Appointments that all persons submitted for nomination meet all
applicable eligibility requirements related to income and residence pursuant to D.C. Official Code
If you have any questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to call Vanessa Careiro, Deputy
General Counsel, Executive Office of the Mayor, at 202-724-1303, or me at 202-724-7681.
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Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Cavendish
The John A.Wilson Building» 1350Pennsylvania Avenuc, NW + Suie300 + Washingion, D.C. 20008 > Office