Kannapolis names community development program administrator

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

KANNAPOLIS ó The city has hired Sherry Jones as its community development program administrator.
Jones, who will fill the newly created position starting today, performed similar duties for 16 years working for the city of Danville, Va.
In Kannapolis, Jones will manage the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Entitlement (HUD) programs as well as other community development functions. This will include developing a five-year consolidated HUD plan that establishes project priorities as well as the development and implementation of the annual HUD action plan.
Jones will also respond to and manage all housing inquiries from the public and referrals from other agencies, including the maintenance of the city’s home rehabilitation waiting list.
“Sherry is a perfect fit as we develop our community development programs,” said Irene Sacks, the city’s director of business and community affairs. “Her most recent position with the city of Danville is in close alignment with our needs, and the breadth and depth of her experience will be a great asset to the city.”
Jones most recently served as the housing and development coordinator for Danville. She administered Community Development Block Grant funds, administered the fair housing program, and administered HOME funds. Jones also served as a fair housing officer and housing and development planning specialist in Danville.
“Kannapolis is in the midst of an intriguing transition” Jones said. “From the new community development efforts around the Carver Area to the N.C. Research Campus, this community is a dynamic one and I look forward to joining the city.”
Jones holds an associate’s degree from Averett University and is on track to earn a bachelor’s in business administration from Averett University in 2010. Jones has a daughter, Kendra, who is a nursing major at Virginia State University and a 16-year-old son named Marvin, better known as “KJ.”