(On Wednesday for September only)
2 – 4 pm
Clark County Library
Large Conference Room
Register online until Sept.10 at http://www.lvccld.org/library/special/sonnpic/workshops.cfm
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Senior Management Analyst /Sustainability Officer /Faith Based Liaison
My current title(s) is Senior Management Analyst/ Sustainability Officer / Faith Based Liaison and Choice Neighborhood Liaison. I work in the Field Policy Management Division. I help manage the day to day operation of the office and help coordinate various HUD program interactions and community outreach. I also work closely with government grantees, nonprofit organizations and citizens. I provide technical assistance and capacity building training.
- As a Sustainability Officer I work to help entities within the state coordinate regional projects that include the elements of sustainable development and livability that include housing, jobs, environmental justice and transportation.
- As the Faith Based Liaison I work to connect faith based organizations with neighborhood partners to leverage government and community resources, provide including writing and capacity building training to help these organizations better assist the valley’s residents.
- As the Choice Neighborhood Liaison I work with a multitude of community organizations to help revitalize target neighborhoods.
I have been in the Las Vegas area since early 1994. Before moving to Nevada I spent fifteen years in Urban Planning working with several cities in both in Northern and Southern California. Just prior to coming to HUD, I worked for the City of Las Vegas as a Senior Planner for five years. I traded in my Senior Planner title to work for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a Community Builder. I also worked in our Community Planning and Development Division as a Senior Community Planning and Development Representative (CPD Rep). My primary duties as a Senior CPD Rep were to provide compliance management to city and county governments as well as non profit organizations who received HUD federal funds. Over the last sixteen years I have worn many hats within HUD.
Office of US Senator Harry Reid
Asha Jones handles African-American, faith-based, grants, minority business, SBA and homelessness issues for Senator Reid’s Las Vegas office. She joined in 2013 after working as Deputy Director for Nevada Partners, Congressional Liaison for Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Grants Coordinator for Clark County and various political campaigns. Asha is native Nevadan and earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from UNLV.