todd-dorcas-oct-2016

Foundation hires new Community Economic Development Program Officer

Todd Dorcas came to The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation after nine years with the West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Public Transit (DPT) where he was charged with implementing the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program over the PRT or Personal Rapid Transit in Morgantown WV. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia State and attended graduate school at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. Shortly after graduate school, he became the Executive Director of the King Park Area Development Corporation where he assisted the city of Indianapolis with an awarded $4.5 million grant from HUD to demolish vacant and blighted houses, build 269 new homes and rehabilitate 44 homes, improve streets and infrastructure, and develop a system of parks and green space. Today, this project is known as “Fall Creek Place” and has become one of the country’s most successful residential/mixed-use redevelopment projects. Fall Creek Place has won several national design awards and has been designated as best practices in several categories from architecture to redevelopment. Mr. Dorcas later went on to work for the city of Indianapolis as a city planner specializing in writing zoning ordinances and land use.

Todd is a current board member for the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and an avid golfer.

Todd can be reached at 304.346.3620 or tdorcas@tgkvf.org