Community Development Department

The Community Development Department works to further the City’s strategic goals and is comprised of the Grants Administration and Homeless Prevention Offices. Broadly, the Grants Administration Office is responsible for seeking, securing and managing grants and the Homeless Prevention Office provides direct services and referrals to individuals experiencing homelessness and other hardships. The Department furthers these initiatives through community outreach and coordination of community programs including the Summer Youth Enhancement Project and the Mayor’s Small Business Conference.  The office also manages greenspace improvement including Bryant Commons and Irene B. Thomas Park.

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Administration

  • Donita Gaulden - Director
  • Taylor Butler - Administrative Assistant

Grants Administration Office ​

  • Jasmine Fields - Grants Administrator
  • Teanesa Fabain - Grants Specialist II
  • Timiesha James - Grants Specialist I
  • MaryBeth Deiters - Grant Writer

Homeless Prevention Program Office


  • Kristin Bryant - Assistant Director
  • Randy Lopez - Case Manager
  • Danyell Barboa - Program Assistant

The Community Development Department makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodation to persons who may need assistance accessing City programs, including translation assistance. Please contact MaryBeth Deiters at (912) 876-3164, if language assistance is needed.

El Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario hace todo esfuerzo posible para proporcionar ajustes razonables a personas que puedan necesitar asistencia para acceder los programas de la Ciudad, incluyendo la asistencia de traducción. Comuníquese con Randy Lopez al (912) 876-6573, si necesita ayuda en Español.