Capital City Fellow - Mamadou Samba
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
Undergraduate School: University of South Carolina-Aiken
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Graduate School: Kennesaw State University
Graduate Degree: Master of Public Administration
Office of the Chief Financial Officer – Office of Budget and Planning (May 2012 – Nov 2012; Feb 2013 – April 2013) I worked on the Capital Improvements Program (CIP), with primarily responsibility for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s Capital Budget execution, which is in excess of $300 Million annually, including local and federal highway transportation funds. My role required me to work closely with OCFO staff, the Mayor’s Office of Budget and Finance, and agency program staff as part of the formulation of the District’s FY 2013-2018 & FY 2014-2019 CIP plans.
Department of General Services (DGS) (October 2012 – January 2013) My assignment was to work on the Sustainability & Energy Division’s GameChange 20/20, an $8.9 Million project aimed at reducing District wide energy consumption by 20 percent in 20 months through better building management, system efficiency and occupant conservation.
- Executive Office of the Mayor – Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (November 2011 – May 2012) I contributed to the mission and goals of the agency in many different aspects, including serving as the communications liaison, managing IT projects, and drafting the Office’s first-ever State of the Africans in the District Report. This report includes tracking of African immigrant population growth since the 1960’s, challenges in health, education, unemployment and economic contribution, and other factors. The report includes key policy recommendations for how to better address issues facing African immigrant communities and to help improve their lives (available upon request).