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Melissa Resil

DC Department of Small and Local Business Development
Business Certification Manager

Ms. Resil has served in the District of Columbia Government for fifteen years. She is currently the Business Certification Manager for the Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) program within the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). Prior to her assignment with DSLBD, she served as a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Compliance Officer for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED). Through her tenure there, she applied her compliance expertise in federal regulations and laws governing (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) funding sources for housing and economic development projects throughout the District.

She was the lead on compliance with CDBG, federal urban renewal program and affordable housing program requirements within DMPED. While at the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), working in the Office of Program Monitoring (OPM), she had the opportunity to conduct a number of CDBG compliance workshops related to affordable housing and fair housing and equal opportunity program requirements.

Ms. Resil is a Certified Public Manager within the District. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, with a double major in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. She has also studied abroad at the University of Cordoba, Spain where she obtained her proficiency in Spanish.

She is a resident of Ward 8 and an active member of the Washington, DC Chapter (Gamma Chapter) of the national business and professional women’s organization, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Incorporated.