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ARMANDO FANA is Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development with the City of West Palm Beach. His experience with housing and social service issues in South Florida span over 15 years. During his tenure as a Program Manager for the Broward County Workforce Development Board he played an important role in the implementation of welfare reform and workforce development programs within Broward County, FL. Armando was also the Director of the Hollywood, FL Workforce One Center from 2001-2003 where he managed the delivery of workforce development and welfare programs. He joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2005 as the Field Director for the Miami Field Office. The Miami Field Office is responsible for oversight of HUD programs within the 10 southernmost Florida counties. In his role as Field Office Director Armando served as the highest ranking local HUD official and the Secretary of HUD’s local representative, insuring that HUD programs and services were being delivered effectively to the community.
In 2015 Armando joined the City of West Palm Beach as the Director of Housing and Community Development. In that role he is responsible for the oversight of funding and programs that provide workforce housing, community and economic development programs and social services to residents of the City of West Palm Beach. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate in Science Degree in International Business Management and is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where he served for 7 years. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the South Florida Federal Executive Board and is now serving as a Board Member for ChildNet and Palm Beach County Community Action Advisory Board.