Forging Our Future: The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Journey

Embark on a journey with us, the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA). Uncover our mission and vision and meet the team that fuels these dreams. Discover how our story interweaves with the community we passionately serve and then come to understand the diverse initiatives in infrastructure, housing, jobs, and rental assistance we undertake to uplift our residents' lives.

SEOPW CRA Chairwoman Christine King engaged in a conversation with an elderly man, demonstrating a heartfelt connection and community engagement
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Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency employees wearing hard hats looking at the blue prints on site

Our mission at SEOPW CRA is to significantly enhance the living standards within our redevelopment area. We aim to foster an environment of growth by expanding the tax base, creating abundant job opportunities, encouraging dynamic economic growth, and nurturing safe, inviting neighborhoods. A significant part of our mission centers around making quality affordable housing easily accessible for our low and moderate-income residents.

Our Vision

Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency employees wearing hard hats ready to take on a new project

At SEOPW CRA, we envision a flourishing Southeast Overtown/Park West community, free from blight and disinvestment. We dream of a safe, vibrant neighborhood where economic growth thrives, employment opportunities are plentiful, and quality housing is within everyone's reach.


Progress in Motion, One Step at a Time.

An aerial view of the Historic Mt. Zion Church in Overtown, a timeless symbol of the community's heritage and spirituality, set amidst its urban surroundings

Since its establishment in 1982, the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA) has stood as a pillar against conditions of slum and blight in our community. Our journey is marked by numerous programs and initiatives designed to revitalize our community and uplift our residents' lives. From creating a range of job opportunities to providing much-needed rental assistance, we remain steadfastly guided by our mission to enhance life quality within our area.


Christine King

Miguel Angel Gabela
Board Member

Damian Pardo
Board Member

Joe Carollo
Board Member

Manolo Reyes
Board Member


James McQueen
Executive Director

Percilla Kelsey
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Miguel Valentin
Financial Officer

Stephanie Manrique
Assistant Financial Officer

Mark Stallworth
Program Manager

Vincent T. Brown
Staff Counsel

Antonette English
Administrative Assistant

Brandon Thomas

David Chiverton
Administrator (OBRC)

Shameeka Cheeks
Administrative Assistant (OBRC)

Natalya Sangster
Director of Operations

Antoine Romulus
Project Manager

Maya Jackson
Public Information Assistant

Jesille Peters
Facility Manager (OPAC)

Idalia Rosa

Brian Zeltsman
Director of Architecture & Development

Andrea Smith
Assistant to the Director of Architecture & Development

Donald Hutchinson
Property Management Coordinator

Fred McNair
General Maintenance Worker

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