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Capital City Fellow - Matt Scalf
Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee
Undergraduate School: Miami University
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Graduate School: The George Washington University
Graduate Degree: Master of Arts in Public Policy, with a concentration in Philosophy and Social Policy
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) – (October 2012 – April 2013) At DMPED, I served as co-project manager on a $400M+ real estate and economic development portfolio, including the technology-oriented rehabilitation of the 180-acre St Elizabeth’s East Campus, as well as the redevelopment of the 66-acre Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I also developed a data governance solution for citywide affordable housing projects through business process re-engineering, and worked with the Chief of Staff on agency capital budget formulation, and grant/loan/contract creation and execution.
DC Department of Corrections (DOC) Office of the Deputy Director - (April 2012 – October 2013) While at DOC, I completed an analysis of Reentry Program participation and drafted a report on the feasibility of including an Inmate Needs Assessment at intake. These projects involved observing and participating in the Reentry Program and intake process as well as interacting with inmates in both parts of the DOC system.
- Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS) – (October 2012 – April 2013) At DMHHS, I served as the Office lead for affordable housing and homeless services work. These duties included co-leading an internal team on the planning phase of a shelter redevelopment project; drafting various documents related to affordable housing and homeless services; and interacting with agency directors, agency staff, constituents, and advocates at stakeholder meetings. I also tracked and analyzed City Council legislation and agency legislative requests.