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  • 1. Kayla R. Hogan Specialized Consultant at Urban Planning, Public Policy-Administration and Community-Economic Development kaylarhogan@gmail.com Summary Consultant at Urban Planning, Public-Policy Administration, and Community-Economic Development Experience Consultant at Consultant at Urban Planning, Public-Policy Administration, and Community-Economic Development January 2002 - Present (12 years 1 month) Documented record as Developer and Project Manager. Experienced in coordination and development of interagency team building. Over ten years academic and professional experience combined interacting with local, municipal and state government to coordinate and organize community economic development opportunities. Organized small and large groups of community stakeholders to reach creative solutions to community problems related to housing policy, public service, public-political administration, and community-economic development. Attends meetings and acts as a liaison to public and private businesses, and the political community. Maintains relationships with local governments, community networks, including commercial and residential real-estate development professionals, and agencies. Aldermanic Assistant at City of Chicago June 2011 - August 2011 (3 months) Identified responsibilities to be performed, grouped responsibilities into departments or divisions, identified, and specified organizational and departmental relationships. Achieved and coordinated efforts among all the departments in the organization taking into account the span of control between each department, and among individual managers. Identified and promoted a link between the Ward office, city of Chicago programs/services and the community via the use of the Internet, and social networks. Political Campaign Assistant at Will Burns for Alderman November 2010 - February 2011 (4 months) Generated new voter status for a political campaign by conducting over 10,000 focused telephone interviews. 1 recommendation available upon request Intern at Toni Preckwinkle for Cook County Board President Campaign August 2010 - November 2010 (4 months) Increased efficiency and productivity of volunteer data by inputting voter and volunteer personnel Information into Vote Builder. Conducted phone interviews in order to establish voter/volunteer support base. Assisted in creation of databases, documents excel spreadsheet presentations, data entry, provided and assisted project managers in many different tasks on a regular basis. Organized fund raising event. Page1
  • 2. Teaching Assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago 2005 - 2010 (5 years) Increased student participation and involvement by coordinating student multimedia presentations, weekly group discussions, and technical oversight of course on History & Theory of Urban Planning. Increased student accountability and performance by provided administrative functions and academic support for master’s students. Research Assistant at City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development 2004 - 2005 (1 year) As a Research Assistant at the South Region Planning Division at the City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development. Provided strategic assistance, hands on support, and facilitation with community organizations, and residents to conduct meaningful community driven planning processes that increased neighborhood priorities, and measurable outcomes. Implemented research plans for environmental impact study on an affordable housing development—Jazz on the Boulevard. Manually mapped neighborhood characteristics and boundaries. Cataloged aggregate statistical data, and research findings. Attended Chicago South Region Team and Public Outreach meetings. Established logistics, compiled, and summarized public feedback. Supported Senior staff in various aspects such as: development of work plans, group decision-making & consensus gathering, hiring and training community staff, organizational structure & development, and other capacity building activities and support on a consistent basis. And worked with local stakeholders to deploy comprehensive community development strategies. Public Administrator I at The Illinois Department of Human Services April 2000 - January 2003 (2 years 10 months) Documented record as Developer and Project Manager of a Housing and Community Integration Program at the state of Illinois. Coordinated and developed an interagency taskforce of 30 upper-level management professionals, managed small and large groups of community stakeholders to reach creative solutions to community problems related to housing for the disability population. Over ten years combined academic and professional experience in community development, housing, public service, public administration, and economic development. Organized outreach and coordination with local governments, community networks, including other commercial and residential real-estate development professionals, and agencies. Certified Urban Developer at Urban Developers Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago 2001 - 2002 (1 year) Urban Developers Certification Program at UIC. An Experiential learning experience set at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Great Cities Institute, the Chicago Rehab Network, and the city of Chicago to train participants in urban planning, public policy, and community-economic development. Studies were based on the many economic, social, physical, cultural and political impacts associated with urban policy. Learned about how professionals address pressing urban problems like traffic congestion, sprawl, and affordable housing. Experienced how urban leaders design development projects, and how cities address challenges to public policy e.g., the NIMBY - "Not in My Backyard" - reaction to important public improvements. Page2
  • 3. Certifications Certified Urban Developer University of Illinois at Chicago May 2002 Publications Refocusing Community Development Corporations: Taking Housing Out May 1, 2004 Authors: Kayla R. Hogan, Janet Smith PhD, Associate Professor A research project that focused on issues related to the contribution of Community Development Corporations (CDC's) in urban communities. To achieve this objective literature on the history of community organizing, community development, social policy, and evaluation research was reviewed. A case study approach was employed to document the community organization. This included a review of archival information, annual reports, marketing materials, and interview data in order to glean detailed information about organizational roles, structure, and function. Volunteer Experience Intern at Toni Preckwinkle Campaign for Cook County Board President August 2010 - November 2010 (4 months) Chaired fund-raising committee/meetings/event, implemented programs, recruited/assisted in volunteer trainings, and interviewed/recorded voter feedback on Vote Builder. Organizations Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Projects Refocusing Community Development: Taking Housing Out August 2003 to May 2004 Members:Kayla R. Hogan, Janet Smith Ph.D. Associate Professor & Co-Director of Voorhees Center A research project that focused on issues related to the contribution of Community Development Corporations (CDC's) in urban communities. To achieve this objective literature on the history of community organizing, community development, social policy, and evaluation research was reviewed. A case study approach was employed to document the community organization. This included a review of archival information, annual reports, marketing materials, and interview data in order to glean detailed information about organizational roles, structure, and function. Great Cities-London and Chicago Page3
  • 4. April 2004 to Present Members:Kayla R. Hogan, Carin Weingarten, Director of Finance at La Casa Norte, Saleh Jahed, Megan Riley At the Great Cities London-Chicago Program at University of Illinois-Chicago and the London School of Economics conducted a Comparative Research Study. The study was a non-experimental research analysis of federal housing, social welfare, and transportation policies in the United States, Chicago, Illinois and the United Kingdom, London, England. Specifically focused on the ways in which federal policies are guided by national political ideologies and beliefs. Courses Independent Coursework History and Theory of Urban Planning UPP500 Urban Space, Place and Institutions UPP 501 Community Development I: Theory UPP 540 Economic Development: Special Topics UPP 535 Land Use Law UPP 553 PhD Research Methods UPP 535 Community Development Methods and Techniques UPP 548 Globalization and International Planning I: Theory and UPP 520 Applications Community Development UPP 545 Skills & Expertise Community Outreach Community Development Fundraising Policy Public Policy Research Leadership Public Speaking Government Page4
  • 5. Politics Grant Writing Urban Planning Economic Development Social Networking Capacity Building Community Engagement Training Management Program Development Public Adminstration Qualitative Research Administrative Assistants Program Evaluation Microsoft Excel Project Planning Nonprofits Organizational Development Team Building Editing Strategy Administration Excel Administrative Support Event Planning System Administration Policy Analysis Non-profits Interviews Political Campaigns Grants Local Government Public Administration Affordable Housing Volunteer Management Strategic Communications Grassroots Organizing Coordination Project Management Strategic Planning Multiple Project Coordination Education University of Illinois at Chicago MUPP, Urban Planning and Public Policy, 2002 - 2004 Activities and Societies: The Urban Developers Program, Great Cities London, The Diversity Group, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Page5
  • 6. Chicago State University MS, Education K-9, 1995 - 1997 National-Louis University BA, Human Services Social and Behavioral Science, 1989 - 1993 1 recommendation available upon request Interests Public/Private Sector Partnerships and Economic Development, New Technologies, Digital Media, Page6
  • 7. Kayla R. Hogan Specialized Consultant at Urban Planning, Public Policy-Administration and Community-Economic Development kaylarhogan@gmail.com 2 people have recommended Kayla R. "Kayla was a diligent worker on my campaign for alderman of the 4th ward. I recommend her wholeheartedly." — Will Burns, was Kayla R.'s client "I have known Kayla for more than a decade as a student and employee. She's diligent, enjoys a challenge, and asks questions appropriately. She understands professionalism, collaboration, and achieving team goals. Simply said, I'd hire her if I could." — George Litman, Chief Academic Officer, National-Louis University, taught Kayla R. at National-Louis University Contact Kayla R. on LinkedIn Page7