Mr. Donald Gilmore, Executive Director of the Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond (CHDC), received his Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration & Recreation from the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho. He has over 23 years of experience in the fields of both Housing and Community Development and Non Profit Administration Operations. Under his leadership at CHDC, the organization has developed over 1300 units for affordable rental and homeownership; created and operated programs that foster economic and leadership development for neighborhood residents; built diverse partnerships as well as a strong internal organization to achieve economic improvement for traditionally disinvested neighborhoods; and extended the company's reach to serve communities throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. His indispensable experience embraces expertise in providing both leadership and guidance in addition to productivity in managing nonprofit housing development corporations.
Mr. Gilmore is affiliated with developments ranging from multifamily to single family homeownership as well as commercial and special needs housings. He serves/served on the Board of Directors for several organizations including: the Non Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), East Bay Housing Organization (EBHO) the Center for Employment Training (CET) (a national organization), the Center for Health of North Richmond, and the Board of Deacons at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland, California. He also serves on a variety of task forces and committees throughout the Richmond and Oakland community. Prior to his executive leadership at CHDC, Mr. Gilmore worked with the City of Alameda Housing Authority as a Housing Development Specialist, and the Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services as the Executive Director.
He has been married for 29 years and they have two daughters. He is the son of the late and former Oakland City Councilman Carter Gilmore, first African American elected to the Oakland City Council.
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