George Mensah

City of Miami

George Mensah has more than twenty-nine years’ experience in Real Estate and Community Development field. He is currently the Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development of the City of Miami, a position he has held for the past 10 years. At this position, Mr. Mensah supervises all community and economic development programs of the department.  Prior to being the Director, Mr. Mensah held various positions in the department from Program Manager to Assistant Director, responsible for all housing programs including the management of the housing component of the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Section 8 Vouchers, and the Florida State Housing Incentive Program (SHIP). 

Prior to joining the City of Miami, Mr. Mensah worked for about two years with Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) as an Administrator of their Homeownership Program.  He has also worked for Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, a non-profit housing organization that managed housing programs on behalf of the City of New York for more than eight years at various positions ending as the Director of Lending and Program Services.    

George holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana, as well as an MBA from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York. He is a Board of Director of the National Community Development Association and their president for the 2018-2019 ear.