Date(s) - March 20, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Unity Hall

Please join Lambda Alpha International’s Baltimore Chapter for our March Presentation

West North Avenue Development Authority (WNADA) with Chad Williams, Executive Director

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Noon – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Presentation

Unity Hall, Main Floor Auditorium
1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217

Thank you to West North Avenue Development Authority and Bar 51 for providing our March lunch.

Please join LAI Baltimore and Chad Williams, Executive Director of WNADA for a discussion on the establishment, structure, purpose, goals, objectives, and strategies for revitalizing the West North Avenue corridor derived from the WNA Comprehensive Plan submitted to the Maryland General Assembly on January 31, 2024. Click here to read the WNADA Comprehensive Revitalization Plan – Phase I. Chad will also discuss the development vision for FY24 Focus Areas and WNADA Alterations of Powers and duties to implement and fund development along West North Avenue.

The Authority supports the development and approval of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan in the West North Avenue Development Area and its buffer zone to benefit West Baltimore, the residents, and improve housing, neighborhoods, economic development, and transportation, including motor vehicles and pedestrian foot traffic, to catalyst equitable economic development opportunities throughout West Baltimore which has been hindered by historic disinvestment.

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Chad Williams, Executive Director
Chad has 25 years of experience in the affordable housing, community planning, economic development, and banking sectors. In the past 15 years, Chad has led public-private partnerships to improve land use redevelopment for de-concentrating housing poverty, neighborhood transformation, mixed-use economic development, and transit-oriented development in urban communities. He started his career with the Council of the District of Columbia, Marshall Heights Community Development Corporation, and City First Bank. In these roles, he excelled in communicating and addressing policy issues on affordable housing, community planning, and economic development to civic associations, advocacy groups, and government officials. As a philosophical thinker on community development, he believes neighborhoods are planned better as transit-oriented communities that use green space for community farms and natural resources to produce clean energy that will save residents on transportation, food, and utility costs while creating economic development opportunities for businesses and residents. He advocates that urban developments should be mixed-use and mixed-income to reduce the concentration of poverty while providing similar social amenities found in affluent communities along with supportive community-based programs that eliminate social determinants through a collaborative network of public-private partnerships that create access to health care and economic opportunities.

Read Chad’s full bio here.