Meet LaShawn M. Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer
LaShawn M. Hoffman is one of Atlanta’s most distinguished young civic leaders. An 8-year resident of the city’s southwest neighborhoods, Mr. Hoffman lives and works in Atlanta’s historic Pittsburgh community. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association, Inc. (PCIA) a neighborhood-based not for profit community development corporation.
PCIA Is committed to rebuilding the Pittsburgh neighborhood as a safe, healthy economically viable community that provides housing and support services for families with limited incomes while welcoming people from all backgrounds.
With more than 10 years of active service to Atlanta’s local and regional organizations, Mr. Hoffman has built an exceptional record of experience and leadership. He is the former chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit-V, which serves the Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Pittsburgh, Capitol Gateway and Peoplestown neighborhoods. Reflecting his strong commitment to economic development in Atlanta, Mr. Hoffman serves on many community boards and county panels.
His service includes the Fulton County Community Development Block Grants Citizen Panel, a Managing Partner for the Partnership for the Preservation of Pittsburgh (a partnership with Sustainable Neighborhood Development Strategies, Inc. to revitalize Pittsburgh through neighborhood preservation and innovative solutions that avoid displacement of existing residents, increase economic diversity, and create jobs), board member for the Atlanta Community Land Trust Collaborative and currently the President of the Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-based Developers (AHAND) a trade association comprised of over 30 Atlanta based community development corporations.
As a member of the local school council boards for C.L. Gideons Elementary School and W.L. Parks Middle School, Mr. Hoffman is a noted advocate for improving educational opportunities for Atlanta students. As a partner with the Annie E. Casey Foundation Atlanta Civic Site team, Mr. Hoffman continues to work on outcomes that improve the lives of children and families in his neighborhood.
A long-time champion of public safety he created a “Best Practice Community Safety Plan” that has been adopted and implemented by several Atlanta neighborhoods. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Atlanta Weed & Seed Program and former member of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board, which provides citizen oversight for the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Department of Corrections.
Mr. Hoffman formerly served as church administrator. His other numerous civic activities includes Chairperson for the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Coalition Community Board, member of National Board of Directors of Foreverfamily (a youth development organization that serves youth affected by parental incarceration), as well as participation in Equity Atlanta, Georgia Stand Up! Policy Institute and a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, among others.
Mr. Hoffman is more than a community resident; he is a community advocate, leader and friend. He brings the energy, experience, and talent needed to help make Atlanta a safer and cleaner place.
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