|HUD No. 11-03-11
Joseph J. Phillips
November 3, 2011
HUD SOUTHEAST REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR ED JENNINGS JR., NAMES MICHAEL GERMAN AS HUD'S ALABAMA FIELD OFFICE DIRECTOR
ATLANTA - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Southeast Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr., today announced the selection of Michael German to serve as HUD Field Office Director for the State of Alabama beginning November 3, 2011.
As the State of Alabama Field Office Director, German will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, county commissioners, elected representatives, state and local officials, congressional delegations, nonprofit groups, private entities, faith based groups, other stakeholders and individual Americans. He will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities and individuals, as well as, evaluating their efficiency and effectiveness.
"Michael is a native of Alabama and his selection will directly enhance the delivery of services and programs to the communities that rely on them," said Jennings. "His economic/community development experience will be great assets to us as we assist communities especially hardest hit by recent disasters and during these most challenging economic times."
"I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of our HUD partners in the State of Alabama, providing our HUD programs and working to make our communities stronger," said German.
Michael German is the Service to America Medals 2009 Citizen Services Medal Recipient in recognition for significant contributions to the nation in activities related to ending homelessness. The prestigious Service to America Medals
are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service.
Prior to his selection as Alabama Field Office Director German served as the Regional Team Leader for the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, served previously as District Manager to Georgia Congressman John Lewis; Director of the Office of Grants Development under City of Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson; Deputy Executive Director of the Atlanta Housing Authority and Disaster Coordinator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Michael is a graduate of Alabama State University and is married with two children.
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