Mr. Fox has found success as a City Manager for the City of Takoma Park, Maryland.
UPPER MARLBORO, MD, October 13, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hon. Jamal T. Fox, MPA, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With several years of excellence to his credit in city administration as a Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fox has found success as a City Manager for the City of Takoma Park, Maryland. Since 2021, he has focused his efforts on running a complex and multi-faceted organization, leading 13 departments and 250 employees while budgeting 42 million in a community of over 18,000. Additionally, he is a member of the International City/County Management Association, American Society for Public Administration, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the National Recreation and Park Association and the Government Finance Officers Association, among other professional organizations.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Fox began his career as an executive assistant store manager for Walgreens in 2004 until becoming a Management Analyst in the City Manager's Office for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina in 2010. The same year, he took a role as an Adjunct Professor for North Carolina A&T State University. During his tenure, he began his work in civil service as an Administrative Support for the City of Greensboro from 2011 to 2013. He then became a City Council Member representing District 2 (Northeast Greensboro) in 2013. He was also a teen leadership and social studies teacher for Guilford County Schools in 2016.
Following this time, Mr. Fox served as a Property and Business Development Manager for the City of Portland, Oregon from 2017 to 2019, He subsequently was the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Mayor there in 2019. During his time in the State of Oregon, Governor Kate Brown appointed Mr. Fox to the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs which he chaired from 2018 to 2020. He moved to the City of Camas, Washington as a City Administrator in 2020.
Prior to embarking on his professional journey, Mr. Fox earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2010. He then attained a Master of Public Administration from Capella University in 2012. Well-qualified in his field, he holds numerous professional certifications in his field, including in racial equity, local government management and leadership. In recognition of his excellent work, he has been honored with numerous community awards and speaking awards, as well as a Martin Luther King Jr. Award.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Fox has spearheaded numerous projects to benefit his community. He sought to address a food desert in Greensboro while representing the district, pushing forward a fresh food and fruit initiative to help constituents gain access to fresh fruits and vegetables after not having a grocer for 18 years. He also assisted with establishhrg affordable housing in Greensboro, utilizing his skills to improve and provide resources in the area. Later in his career, he worked with his former university to take over a stadium for their baseball team.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, he provided critical leadership and management working tirelessly to serve, support, and protect staff and members of the community in staying safe, well, and healthy. He helped lead the mayor's office on economic development and other aspects of public safety for Portland, leading the city through racial and cultural movements simultaneously. Mr. Fox led the plan development and implementation of the $17.5 million-dollar federal allocation in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the American Rescue Plan Act legislation for the City of Takoma Park's community hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Looking to the future, Mr. Fox intends to continue to be a strong voice for building communities, granting space for the community to have a voice as well. A strategic thinker by nature, he strives to maintain a positive partnership with the council while conducting developments and implementation for the budget each year, ensuring the council's priorities are met. His ultimate goal is to assist future generations in having a better world.
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