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December 17, 2001
JOHN CARSON NAMED HUD ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL DIRECTOR
DENVER - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that John Carson has been named as Regional Director for the six states in HUD's Rocky Mountain Region, based in Denver. Carson, raised in Lakewood, Colorado, currently resides in the Washington, D.C., area where he has been employed by U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (CO).
In his new position, Carson will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, Congressional delegations, stakeholders and customers in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. He will oversee the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities, and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness. Carson is one of 10 regional directors in the United States.
Prior to accepting the appointment as HUD Regional Director, Carson was the Minority Staff Director and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In this capacity, Carson advised Committee members on federal legislation and oversight in the housing and urban development areas. He previously served as Tax and Banking Counsel to Senator Allard, Legislative Director and Counsel to Representative Joe Knollenberg (MI), and Tax Counsel to the Committee on Small Business.
As housing adviser to Senator Allard, Carson has worked extensively with housing leaders and organizations in Colorado. He has been a member in good standing of the Colorado Bar since 1987. From 1979 to 1985, Carson served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in Lakewood, Colorado.
Carson received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 1996, he earned a Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM) from Georgetown University in Washington.
Following his years of service in the nation's capital, Carson returns to Colorado with wife Eileen and his two children.