November 2, 2023
The Honorable Phil Mendelson
Council of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania 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 D.C. Official Code § 47-2853.06(d), I am
pleased to nominate the following person:
Mr. Garth Grannum
2nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
for reappointment as a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic licensed in the District member of
the Board of Industrial Trades, for a term to end June 26, 2026.
Enclosed you will find biographical information detailing the experience of the above-mentioned
nominee, together with a proposed resolution to assist the Council during the confirmation process.
I would appreciate the Council’s earliest consideration of this nomination for confirmation.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, or Steven Walker, Director, Mayor’s Office of Talent and
Appointments, should the Council require additional information.
at the request of the Mayor
7 A PROPOSED RESOLUTION
11 IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
15 To confirm the reappointment of Mr. Garth Grannum to the Board oflndustrial Trades.
17 RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
18 resolution may be cited as the "Board of Industrial Trades Garth Grannum Confirmation
19 Resolution of 2023".
21 Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of:
22 Mr. Garth Grannum
23 2nd Street, NW
24 Washington, DC 20011
25 (Ward 4)
27 as a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic licensed in the District member of the Board of
28 Industrial Trades, established by D.C. Official Code§ 47-2853.06(d), for a term to end June 26,
30 Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution,
31 upon its adoption, to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
32 Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Summary of 1981 - CURRENT
Andover Continuum Building Automation, Security and Energy
Tracer Summit System Operations II Trane
Reliable Building Automation Management Controls
Advance Power Building Management Controls
Tracer Summit System Operations I by Trane, Building
Engineering Impact, NAPE
Pneumatic Controls, NAPE
Variable Air Volume, Boland Trane
Natural gas lift training for offshore oil producing platform
Firefighting, lifesaving and operation of offshore escape
Devault offshore crane operation and maintenance on hydraulic
Water Treatment, Chem Treat, Inc.
Design/ Installation of Ground Source Heat Pumps
Certified Home Inspector
Universal CFC Certification
Master HVAC and Gas Fitter License, Virginia
Master HVAC license, District Of Columbia
DC Class 3 Steam Boiler Engineer License
Red cross first aid and CPR certification
Education 1989 - 1991 - University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
Completion of 100 Hours towards a Bachelor Degree in
August 1987 - British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver,
Canada, Computer-Aided Drafting
1985 - 1987 - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta, Canada
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology
Currently - Doing courses at PG Community College in pursuit of
The Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential.
experience 2012 – PRESENT HVAC INSTRUCTOR AT PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY
Heating ventilating and air conditioning instructor at the
continuing education workforce development center.
Develop examinations, syllabi and labs for classroom instruction
Identify speakers to present on HVAC-related skills, and
Accompany students on site visits to various facilities with
complex HVAC systems to apply classroom knowledge
2006 – PRESENT DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES OPERATIONS AT UNIQUE
RESIDENTIAL CARE CENTER
Plans and directs programs to maintain building, grounds, and
equipment to procure or generate all utilities and their
distribution systems in collaboration with all other departments,
insuring safe and efficient operations.
Responsible for all engineering programs, up to and including
heating, cooling, plumbing, gas, electrical, mechanical,
communications, and construction, administering all aspects of
acquisition, preventative maintenance, inspection, and operation
of said equipment, in an effort to minimize service interruption or
Responsible for departmental personnel in all matters pertaining
to employment, training, performance evaluations, termination
and grievance issues.
Overall supervision of staff, up to and including orientation,
implementation of policies and practices, staff development,
performance evaluation, upkeep of good work ethics, and staff
Oversee all responsibitlies for the safe and secure day-to-day
operation of Unique Residential Care Center. Ensure that all
security staff performs their duties within the facility in the most
safe, and cost effective manner. Responsible for the overall
relief of the reception area and coordination of the security
department to protect facility, residents and personnel.
Investigates all reports of theft on the premises, employs the use
of marking dye to identify perpetrators, conduct searches,
ensuring that all legal avenues are followed, i.e. authorizations
are obtained and reports are generated and submitted to
Responsible for planning, organizing, and developing of overall
operation of the housekeeping department in accordance with
federal, state, and local standards and guidelines along with
assuring the highest degree of quality guest care is maintained
at all times
Regular interaction with staff and residents.
Available for on-call emergencies.
2004 - 2006 PROPERTY M ANAGER/PARTNER, GRI PROPERTY
Acquired, managed and renovated a growing portfolio of single
family residential units in the District of Columbia.
Worked with site teams to maintain and improve the value of
Preparation of proposals, strategies and developmental plans
for residential units to increase marketability.
Created marketing plans and strategies in an effort to increase
Maintained customer service standards and resident relations.
2001 - 2005 CHIEF ENGINEER, PRENTISS PROPERTIES, LLC
Oversaw VERIZON Assets of approximately 2.5 million square
Inspected, evaluated, and performed preventative maintenance
and/or repairs of the assets and installed systems, including but
not limited to plumbing, roofs, electrical and fire systems, and
machinery, including the ability to operate all installed equipment.
Evaluated grounds, systems and equipment to ensure
compliance to safety standards.
Supervision of contractors, vendors and engineers to ensure
compliance with building rules and regulations, and provision of a
safe working environment.
Direct responsibility for the marketability of all vacant space
ensuring the condition of said vacant space meets inspection
Provided assistance to the Marketing Team, and other
department associates in preparation for asset events,
inspections and other related activities.
Successfully interacted with clients and local officials to effectively
and amicably solve problems and responded efficiently to
1999 - 2001 INSTALLER/FIELD SUPERVISOR, SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO.
Responsible for securing mechanical permits for all HVAC
projects in the District of Columbia, and assisted with installation
on select, complicated projects.
Inspected all projects to ensure compliance with appropriate
Supervised and trained staff of twenty installations technicians.
1990 - 2001 PRESIDENT, SADE’S AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING, INC.
Founder of Sade’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. to provide
complete heating and air conditioning services for both
commercial and residential clients.
Developed budget estimates for the smooth overall performance
of the Company.
Reviewed, analyzed and monitored all financial reports and
projections, including but not limited to all expenditures and other
Performed and effectively installed all work in accordance with
client’s architectural plans and state and federal codes.
Effectively prepared and submitted competitive bids for the
acquisition of contracts.
Planned and designed all mechanical and electromechanical
systems for all projects after consultation with clients.
1981 – 1984 BP AMOCO TRINIDAD OIL COMPANY, TRINIDAD W.I.
Process control operator on multiple offshore oil platforms
Operated the secondary recovery water flooding facilities
Served as platform safety officer.
Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform minor platform
repairs and servicing
Complied with environmental and safety regulatory requirements
and take corrective action as required
Worked 12 hour shifts on a 7 days on 7 days off rotation
Adhered to and engaged in safety protocols including hazard
identification, equipment lock- out and emergency response
Worked with generators, automatic transfer switches and other
electrical mechanical systems
Monitor the production process and conducted daily production
professional - National Association of Power Engineers
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
- International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
- DC Emergency Healthcare Coalition
- DC Emergency Healthcare Security Directors Committee
- DC Healthcare Association Emergency Management Committee for skilled
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
2010 - Present DC Emergency Healthcare Coalition Duty Officer
Maintains constant availability for initial consultation to the
coalition notification center and to jurisdictional authorities as the
representative of the healthcare coalition.
Officially recognized as the collective healthcare organization
liaison to DC authorities during initial stages of an incident;
authorized to contact incident authorities on behalf of the
healthcare organizations for incident information to share with
Serves as consultant to coalition organizations or public sector
agencies about notification messages and initial incident
considerations for coalition members
In anticipation of activating the Healthcare Coalition Response
team (HCRT), determines the initial staffing plan for the HCRT.
Assumes the HCRT leader position or other team position
and/or briefs HCRT personnel as they are assigned
Resumes Duty officer position as the HCRT is demobilized.
- Microsoft Office For Windows
- Microsoft Excel
- Carrier Resource II Heating and Cooling Load Calculations
- Right - J Heating and Cooling Load Calculations
References Available upon request
Executive Office of the Mayor - Office of Talent and Appointments
John A. Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20004
Garth Grannum is the Director of Facility Operations at Unique
Residential Care Center and is a current member of the Board of
In his current role with the Unique Residential Care Center, Mr.
Grannum manages four departments and also chairs the safety
committee. Mr. Grannum is also currently an HVAC instructor at
Prince George’s Community College.
A Ward 4 resident, Mr. Grannum received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from
the University of the District of Columbia.
GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
Office of the General Counsel to the Mayor
To: Tommy Wells, Steve Walker
From: Betsy Cavendish
Date: June 26, 2023
Subject: Legal sufficiency review of Resolutions nominating Garth Grannum, Alex Lemu,
Michael Johnson, Khidhar Abdulshakur, Gregory Kinyard, Jr., William H.
Satterwhite III, and Cliffton Tamorria as members of the Board of Industrial
This is to Certify that this office has reviewed the above-referenced resolutions and
found them to be legally unobjectionable. 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.
Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Cavendish
The John A. Wilson Building • 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW • Suite 300 • Washington, D.C. 20004 • Office (202) 724-7681