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Felicia Harris
Div. of Housing and Community Development, Manager, Planning and Development


Felicia Harris is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, Felicia serves as the Manager of Planning and Development for the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development (2014) and the Project Manager for the Memphis Heritage Trails Project. Felicia is also the owner of Strategic Management (SM), formerly Diversity Research Associates.

Felicia served as the Grants Coordinator for the City of Memphis, Division of Housing and Community Development and the Memphis Housing Authority (2008-2013). Her areas of focus are community and economic development, strategic planning, grant administration, citizen participation, and cultural competency issues. She brings over 17 years of experience in the areas of grants, community engagement, community building, community development, social advocacy, and evaluation studies.

Before joining the City of Memphis, Felicia served at the University of Memphis as the Asst. Director of Training and Development for the Tennessee Alcohol and Drug Prevention Outcome Longitudinal Evaluation Project and the Office of Minority Health Evaluation Project (2002-2008). During this time, Felicia founded Diversity Research Associates (2003); a research firm specializing in diversity and cultural competency trainings and research. In this capacity, she assisted agencies with organizational development, capacity building, and performing needs assessments. She has also served as part-time instructor in Anthropology for Southwest Tennessee Community College, St. Francis University, and the University of Memphis. Felicia completed her graduate studies in Applied Cultural Anthropology at the University of Memphis, with an emphasis in Medical and Urban Anthropology (2002).

Felicia is a proud member of the 2015 Leadership Memphis Executive Program, Grant Professionals Association, and American Planning Association. Lastly, Felicia enjoys serving her global community. She has developed and led mission, humanitarian and international development projects throughout Africa and the United States (2003-2012).

Workshop: Memphis Heritage Trail Project – Utilizing Cultural Assets in Redeveloping Neighborhoods

 

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