Raquel Favela has over two
decades of experience working with government at the municipal, state and
Bridging the silos of
management, strategic planning, and economic development, Raquel Favela has
helped cities do more with less.
In 2007, the nation’s oldest
national non-profit consulting firm to governmental entities put out the search
for a dynamic leader with a strong background with the inner workings of city
government to be their next Central Regional Team Director.
In a highly competitive field
of distinguished applicants, the firm tapped Favela to lead their group.
For ten (10) years, Ms.
Favela’s role was to provide strategic direction for clients’ priority
community development projects resulting in the creation of jobs and housing
options throughout the country.
Her unique brand of expertise
and skills along with her long-range planning acumen for projects is exactly
the antidote clients craved for problem solving. Often, when there was a
project that needed to be completed with a short timeline or rather the
opposite, a project that is behind schedule, her name rose to the top of those
who get the job done.
As a trusted advisor to
local, state and federal government leaders, she has an extensive client
portfolio of cities, counties, housing authorities and federal agencies with a
results oriented track record. She has exceptional knowledge of all aspects of
local government, state and federal tools and is a nationally recognized expert
in housing and economic development.
As Chief of Economic
Development and Neighborhood Services, Favela oversees the departments of
Planning & Urban Design, Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization, Code
Compliance, Fair Housing and Economic Development.