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What's Happening With Revitalization of Marin's Historic Golden Gate Village?

The Club at McInnis Park Golf Center
350 Smith Ranch Road
San Rafael, California
June 5, 2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Lewis Jordan, Executive Director of Marin Housing Authority

Kecia Boulware, Vice President of Development for the Michaels Organization

Royce McLemore, Marin City Community Services District Board of Directors and President of Golden Gate Village Resident Council

The Golden Gate Village (GGV) public housing site was built in 1960 as part of a widespread urban renewal and redevelopment effort in post-World War II Marin City, an unincorporated community in Marin County. Today, GGV stands as the only family public housing property within Marin County. After nearly 60 years of use and long periods of low and deferred maintenance, the GGV Site faces a very significant backlog of unmet and unfunded capital replacement needs.

Faced with limited options to address those needs, MarinHousing Authority (MHA), the Golden Gate Village Resident Council (GGVRC), and community stakeholders have worked together over the past several years through a multi-step and community driven process to identify ways in which the affordable housing assets at GGV can be preserved, updated, improved, and sustained for future generations of low-to moderate income Marin County residents.

At Marin Coalition’s June luncheon, MHA Executive Director Lewis Jordan will provide an overview of the GGV revitalization strategy and history and detail steps towards meeting the revitalization goals as part of the solution for the County’s affordable housing shortage. Kecia Boulware, of the Michaels Organization, will detail her firm’s role in the next stages of the revitalization focused on determining feasibility. Royce McLemore, President of the GGVRC, will share her perspective on the GGV revitalization strategy and the GGVRC’s ideas on sustainability best practices to be incorporated into the revitalization.

Lewis Jordan is Executive Director of the Marin Housing Authority, an agency that serves over 3,200 households and has an annual budget of $50 million.In this role, Lewis seeks to further develop and implement processes and procedures to improve financial viability of the agency by creating and nurturing community and stakeholder relationships. Lewis has worked in Public Housing for over 15 years, where he has held positions as CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, Executive Director of both the Rockford Housing Authority, IL and the Housing Authority of the Cook County, IL.

Kecia Boulware is Vice President of Development for the Michaels Organization, the lead consultant on the renovation of the Golden Gate Villages. She brings over 15 years of experiencing in multifamily development, working of projects in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.

Royce McLemore has served as an elected official on both the Marin City Community Services District Board of Directors for over 30 years and as President of the Golden Gate Village Resident Council Board of Directors for 16 years. As executive director of Women Helping All People since its inception in 1990, she has been a long- term advocate for policies at local and county levels to improve the living conditions of the community.

Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019; 11:15 a.m. (check-in and networking). Program and Luncheon begin at noon. Meeting ends ~1:15 p.m.

Where: The Club at McInnis Park Golf Center, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael

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Cost:Please Note: $29 (members); $31 (non-members); $35 if RSVP received after June 2ndor at the door

Cancellations: For refund, notice must be received via e-mail by 10 a.m. on June 2nd

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