Vanessa Villafranca-Cummins was recently hired by Planning Services as the community development planner. In this role, she will serve as the Community Development Block Grant coordinator and will be responsible for organizing, directing and administering the Community Development Block Grant activities as well as coordinating and supervising the administration of other federal and state programs relating to community development, such as affordable housing, public improvements and revitalization activities. Prior to her current role, Villafranca-Cummins worked with numerous local nonprofits, including the Junior League of Victoria, Court Appointed Special Advocates and The Vine School. Villafranca-Cummins earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas A&M in 2008.
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