HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 01-125
Anne Scherrieb, 312-353-6236, x2666
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December 17, 2001


CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that Joseph P. Galvan, from Leyden Township, IL, has been named as Regional Director for the six states in HUD's Midwest Region, based in Chicago.

In this position, Galvan will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, Congressional delegations, stakeholders and customers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. He will oversee the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities, and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness. Galvan is one of 10 regional directors in the United States.

Since 1997, Galvan has been President of Galvan & Associates, LLC, a minority-owned urban planning firm, where he conceptualized and directed planning and economic development projects for public and private sector clients. From 1984 to 1997, Galvan worked as the Community Development Director for the City of Country Club Hills and the Village of Franklin Park and as the Community Development Planner for the Village of Maywood.

Galvan is a Certified Professional Planner and is presently a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. He is a past member of the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA). He was the Suburban Cook County Representative to the Community Mobility Task Force of the Chicago Area Transportation Study, and served on Illinois Governor George Ryan's Transition Team - Infrastructure Committee in 1998.

He was the State Chairman for the Illinois Hispanics for Bush Committee. In addition, Galvan was the Illinois State Chairman and National Treasurer of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly (RNHA) and served in an advisory role on Hispanic issues to the Illinois State Republican Chairman. He was Secretary of the Eighteenth Street Development Corp., is presently a General Trustee of Lincoln Academy of Illinois and on the development committee for PODER. Galvan is also active in the American GI Forum of Illinois and the West Cook Leaders for Fair Housing.

Galvan received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Graduate School of Urban Planning and public affairs and philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago. He has also completed studies at the University of Wisconsin Extension Service for Code Enforcement Administration and Management and Economic Development Analysis at the American Economic Development Council.



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