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  1. 1. J. CLINT McMANUS 702 North Aurora Street, Apt. 2, Ithaca, NY 14850 281-728-7769 Fall 2013-PresentCornell University Ithaca, NY Master of City & Regional Planning, Concentration in Community & Economic Development Fall 2008-Spring 2012St. Edwards university Austin, TX Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies, Summa Cum Laude Education Leadership experience President, Organization of Cornell Planners (OCP) Ithaca, NY Managed 12-member board in execution of more than 30 professional and social programs Strengthened relationship with college career services by co-sponsorship of three events Set trimonthly agendas and presided over board and general meetings Amended the OCP constitution to adapt to department curriculum changes Mediated student-student and student-department concerns through individual and facilitated group dialogue Spring & Fall 2014 Community outreach coordinator, Foundation Communities Austin, TX Established a long-term outreach plan for six financial stability programs Built and maintained a network of over 70 non-profit, municipal government and business partners Circulated more than 40,000 print materials through network; increased free tax prep clients by 13 percent Maintained all financial stability web pages using the ExpressionEngine web content manager Published monthly newsletters; appeared on local television thrice July 2012-July 2013 Global understanding intern, St. Edwards University Austin, TX Collaborated with faculty to design three semester-long social justice workshops Mediated seven mock trans-boundary water disputes between student groups Facilitated 22 discussions on food insecurity, the Millennium Development Goals and global water conflicts December 2010-May 2012 Alternative Spring Break leader, St. Edwards University Biloxi, MS Led eight peers on a service-learning trip to Biloxi to assist in post-Hurricane Katrina recovery Guided small-group conversations about social justice using St. Edwards four pillars of service Organized trip logistics, group meetings and fundraising activities Fall 2011-Spring 2012 staff member, George N. Parks Drum Major Academy Various locations Served on staff at six summer leadership camps for high school marching band drum majors Taught small-group conducting and marching lessons; led attendees in morning exercises Summer 2008-Summer 2010 ESL Volunteer & Instructor, Foundation Communities Austin, TX January-July 2013 Vice President, Organization of Cornell Planners (OCP) Ithaca, NY Rebuilt OCPs organizational capacity by establishing a procedure to address student concerns Streamlined OCP budgetary process to recover lost funding Fall 2013 Fall 2010La universidad de argentina de la empresa (UADE) Buenos Aires, Argentina Study Abroad Student in Argentinian Economics and History Free School Coordinator, Department of City & Regional Planning Ithaca, NY Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Organized ten peer-taught sessions within the department to expose classmates to new software
  2. 2. Presentations Coursework Skills Sustainable economic development: Investments in People, Place & Business Co-Author Cornell Uniersity Department of City & Regional Planning, Ithaca, NY Author Community & Regional Development Institute, Ithaca, NY Author St. Edwards University, Austin, TX Policy Research Intern Partnership for the Public Good, Buffalo, NY Fall 2014 The state of upstate cities: Fiscal Crisis & Economic Development Response Panelist American Planning Association, New York Upstate Chapter Conference September 2014 State of new York cities webinar Panelist Community & Regional Development Institute, Cornell University May 2014 Community & Economic DevelopmentData Management & Analysis State of new York cities conference Presenter Community & Regional Development Institute, Cornell University March 2014 Utica: Refugees & Revitalization should the u.n. continue to use o.d.a. in development? Conducted local stakeholder interviews on the topic of municipal fiscal health in Utica, NY Utilized New York State Comptroller data to compare revenue and expenditure tends across four cities Selected to be a webinar panelist alongside university researchers and municipal officials Presented moral arguments for and against international aid transfers from wealthy to resource-poor nations Awarded as St. Edwards University Capstone Paper of the Year in 2012 December - March 2014 Spring 2012 ArcGIS STATA QGIS U.S. Census Databases IMPLAN R (in progress) Data & Statistical Analysis Bilingual English/Spanish Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Office Suite ExpressionEngine Browser CMS (in progress) Communication & Design Honors IEDC Conference Scholarship, 2014 St. Edwards University Deans Scholar Capstone Paper of the Year, 2012 Holy Cross Scholar (full tuition award; 10 per entering class) Outstanding Latin American Studies Major, 2011 and 2012 Outstanding Spanish Non-Major, 2012 Devolution, Privatization & the New Public Management The Smart Equitable City (in progress) Consulting for Non-Profits (in progress) Urban Economics (in progress) Inferential Statistics for Planning & Public Policy Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Introductory Methods of Planning Analysis Spatial Modeling & Analysis (in progress) Research Projects Community Impact & Development: At the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Authored 30-page report outlining the need for a Community Benefits Agreement in Buffalo, New York Analyzed demographic and employment trends using U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics data Offered supplemental research for negotiations between the City of Buffalo and the Medical Campus Employed QGIS, Census On the Map, and Adobe Illustrator to craft maps and analytics for the report Co-authored report outlining best practices and case studies in economic development for cities in Upstate NY Conducted key stakeholder interviews from municipalities to gain contextual insight Developed a conceptual framework of sustainable economic development at the municipal level July 2014-Present