Marla Newman appointed community development director

Marla Newman appointed community development director
November 09
04:00 2017

City Manager Lee Garrity announced the appointment of Marla Y. Newman as Winston-Salem’s next community development director. Newman will assume her duties Dec. 1 at the conclusion of the service of D. Ritchie Brooks, who is retiring.

Newman has nearly 20 years of housing and community development experience and most recently served as executive director of the Louisiana Housing Alliance.  She also has worked for the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.   

“After careful deliberation of all aspects of the director’s job, Marla is the best person to assume this major responsibility for our community, and I believe that she will bring passion and innovation to the position,” Garrity said.    

Newman said, “I am honored to have been offered this opportunity and I am eager to help improve the quality of life for all citizens.”

Newman has a bachelor’s degree from Bishop College, a law degree from University of Texas Law School, and a master’s degree from University of New Orleans.

Newman has two daughters and two sons, and her oldest son attended N.C. State University and graduated from UNC Asheville.

She is a member of the Church of Christ, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the American Planning Association, and the Urban Land Institute. She also serves on the boards of directors for the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations and the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Newman’s salary will be $125,000 annually.

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