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KEY EMPLOYEES

Evelyn S. Dobson

Chief Executive Officer
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Gerecia Jackson-Edmond

Housing Manager
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Snevly Noel

Housing Coordinator
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Riche Blake

Administrative Assistant
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Qualifications

The success of any entity and its operations requires a staff that possess sufficient professional skill sets, knowledge, shared core values, discipline, self-motivation, a window and mirror maturity (not solely interested in credit for success-more focused on being accountable and responsible to the individuals served) and the commitment to carrying out the program services defined by the organizations mission and goals.
The DBCLT Staff Team consist of individuals that possess all of the above and the collective skills, knowledge and other tangible assets used to effectively operate and grow our housing program services. Most of the staff team has more than 10 years’ experience with the organization and combined experience of over 25 plus years in industries related to housing development, property management, mortgage processing, banking, and other.

Chief Executive Officer – Evelyn Dobson

Evelyn Dobson – is CEO/ Founder of the Delray Beach Community Land Trust (DBCLT). Her commitment to the DBCLT began during her term as a DBCRA Commissioner. She was employed by the DBCLT in January of 2007 as Operations Manager, appointed as Interim Executive Director in November 2008, appointed as Executive Director in March of 2009, and since 2018 serves as CEO. Evelyn consistently demonstrates an exceptional ability to ensure that the organization performs at the highest level. She maintains a strong visual presence with the organization and community. She meets all requirements of funders and partners, possess excellent leadership and is well respected among her peers. She oversees all aspects of development and management of program services, implement organizational policies and procedures, and collaborates with housing partners and affiliates.

With holding multiple industry specific certifications as well as some college, she ensures quality programming in tune with current housing trends, achieving the goals established for fulfilling the mission and goals of the organization.

Prior to her start with the DBCT, she has more than eighteen years of property management and private development experience, and eight years in banking. She has supervised more than 27 employees in the past and currently supervises a staff of 3 fulltime employees.

Additionally, as a resident of Delray Beach for more than forty-five years, she has participated in numerous workshops, attended seminars, conferences, and involved in forums as a proactive community leader in Delray Beach. Along with other community members and stakeholders she has spearheaded projects and discussions on important issues such as development without displacement, affordable housing, infrastructure improvements, racism, historic preservation, and much more.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

  • Nuts and Bolts of Asset Management
    NeighborWorks Training Institute
  • Acquiring and Managing Scattered Site Rental Housing
    Florida Housing Coalition
  • Project Management for Nonprofits
    Yazdani Consultants

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AND HONORS:

  • Rental Housing Development Finance
    NeighborWorks Training Institute
  • Planning for your Community’s Affordable Housing Needs
    Florida Housing Coalition
  • Creating and Sustaining Affordable Housing For Long Term Affordability
    Florida Housing Coalition

Housing Manager – Gerecia Edmond

Gerecia Edmond began her tenure as a leased employee by the DBCRA on behalf of the DBCLT in March of 2006 and officially began employment with the DBCLT in July of 2007. She is result oriented, dependable, diligent, and professionally experienced. Excels in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent communication skills, works very well with the DBCLT team, and supervise in the absence of the CEO. Responsibilities related to housing program services are:

  • Prepare compliant rental applications and leases for CEO approval
  • Confirm move-ins and move-outs and rental inspections
  • Coordinate the preparation of all monthly and quarterly reports
  • Prepare all lease agreements (new and renewals)
  • Prepare all Purchase & Sales Contracts

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide
    Kentucky Tech, Louisville KY
  • General Studies
    PBCC, Boca Raton FL
  • Nuts and Bolts of Asset Management
    NeighborWorks Training Institute
  • Counseling Clients Seeking Rental Housing
    NeighborWorks Training Institute
  • Acquiring and Managing Scattered Site Rental Housing
    Florida Housing Coalition

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AND HONORS

  • Planning for Your Community’s Affordable Housing Needs
    Florida Housing Coalition
  • Enhancing Your Housing Strategies
    Florida Housing Coalition
  • Creating and Sustaining Affordable Housing forLong Term Affordability
    Florida Housing Coalition

Housing Coordinator – Snevly Noel

Snevly Noel began her career with the DBCLT in April of 2016. She is bilingual, accountable, accessible to clients, detailed oriented, computer literate, team player, supports the CEO, Housing Manager and has assumed specific accounting task. She has taken advantage of numerous training opportunities to enhance professional skill sets. Responsibilities related to housing program services are to:

  • Evaluate and mange client files for rental approvals and mortgage lending
  • Income certifications
  • Receive and record all account receivables

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION AND HONORS

  • Proficiency with Income Qualifications
    Florida Housing Coalition
  • Pre-Purchase Stewardship
    Grounded Solutions Network

Administrative Assistant – Riche Blake

Riche Blake- possess an Associate degree in Business Management. She is a self-starter, detailed oriented, accountable, computer literate, and demonstrates a strong commitment to the organization. As a member of the staff team, she independently manages the front desk activities, ensures the completion of all rental and homebuyer applications, handles all service calls, and all other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities related to housing program services are to:

  • Carry out the day-to-day administration of the front desk intake of clients, including answering telephones, emails, and sorts incoming & outgoing mail.
  • Answer queries from residents and the public regarding program services
  • Assist other staff with over-flow work, including data entry, copying, internet research and more
  • Establishes and maintains filing systems
  • Maintains office supply inventory
Phone: (561) 243-7500 | Fax: (561) 243-7501 , 141 SW 12th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
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Equal Housing Opportunity | In Partnership With

The City of Delray Beach

Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency