On Feb. 2, 2015, the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) held its 2014 annual meeting at Friendship Baptist Church. In addition to highlighting major accomplishments in 2014, including the receipt of soccer stadium community benefits from the City and DC United, the board filled two of three open seats for its 15-seat board of directors. The remaining seat shall be filled at a later time this year.

CBCC is pleased to announce that Dr. Frederica “Rikki” Kramer and Reverend Ida Moss were elected to the board by unanimous vote.  Directors serve for a term of two years.

Frederica Kramer Dr. Frederica Kramer has resided in Southwest for almost 40 years. She is an independent consultant and teaches urban policy at the University of Maryland. Her career has focused on social welfare and poverty issues, and she is a nationally recognized expert on policies and programs involving faith-based community organizations (FBCOs) delivering publicly-funded services. She has written and spoken extensively on research needs, the evaluation of human services provided by FBCOs, and the evaluation of faith-infused services. Her professional interests have converged with personal interests to help the community meet the challenges and seek the potential benefits of redevelopment. She has testified on multiple occasions regarding the Wharf development and the DC United soccer stadium plans, and continues to work on strategies to save affordable housing in the city and the immediate community. Dr. Kramer holds a master’s degree in urban planning, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate in public administration.

Ida Moss Rev. Ida Moss is the senior pastor of Greater Works Christian Church – a small community church that has served Southwest DC for almost two years. She is also the president of B.U.I. Bookkeeping & Accounting, Inc., a DC-based accounting firm that has served churches and nonprofits across the country for more than 25 years. Featured in the book by Lynn Wilford Scarborough entitled “Spiritual Moms,” Rev. Moss is also recognized as a business professional who gives back to the community. She started a bookkeeping training program in her downtown office where almost 50 at-risk young adults, drug dealers, and former gang members received vocational bookkeeping training, life skills training, and ongoing job placement assistance. Almost all of these young adults exhibited radical transformation, and many continue to be productive members of society as bookkeepers and accounting clerks. Rev. Moss has a passion for workforce development and establishing programs that enhance the lives of those who might otherwise be lost to the streets. Rev. Moss has a master’s degree in theology from Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Va. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit.

The CBCC is excited about the passion and talent that our newest directors will bring. Please join us as we welcome them!

By: Felicia Couts

CBCC Coordinator

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