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OTTEN'S ABBRIDGED BIOGRAPHY

Hailing from Long Island, NY, Chris made his way to the District in April 2000. He started his professional career on Wall Street in NYC back in 1995 after graduating with a math degree from the College of the Holy Cross. Soon after boredom set in, he traveled down to Tampa, Florida to participate in a new Clintonian program, Americorps, where he served low-income grade school children by tutoring them in reading.

After completing 1700 service hours in 1997, he became a staff member of the highly successful Hillsborough Reads Tutoring program in the official capacity as Systems Manager and tutor. In 1999, he left Tampa to move to Alexandria, VA to become the Program Director of a startup nonprofit called Computer C.O.R.E. (Community OutReach & Education) serving low-income mothers on welfare.

After an almost two-year stint at C.O.R.E.'s helm, he moved to DC and became the Project Manager for Charlie's Place, a homeless services agency serving the poor in Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, and Columbia Heights. Besides helping to raise money for the program, he also started a weekly lunch program serving hundreds of people each season. In addition to working with the homeless, Chris found time to launch the Techno-Activism Project associated with the Social Action and Leadership School for Activists.

His IT work includes creating customized website software for community initiatives like the DC Anti-War Network and The DC Community Action Network. And more recently his efforts have focused on making Community Empowerment Operations an important DC resource.

He is an eternal activist and his love for the planet is tremendous and insightful.


OTTEN'S EXPERIENCE & MAYORAL POTENTIAL:

* Budgets
-Fortune 500 Analyst
-Ability to prepare, write, and review Organizational Budgets
-Built a non-profit from scratch
-Payroll: Organizational & Personal

* Management
-Volunteer Coordination: Training and Oversight
-Learn and Serve participant and Facilitator
-Team Outreach Strategy and Implementation
-Networking Events Operation

* Legal
-Criminal Defense (alleged low-level crimes)
-Ability to develop, write, and review Organizational Contracts
-Ordained Reverend, Universal Life Church (civil partnerships)
-Prison Reform / Restorative Justice Philosophy

* Education
-BS in Mathematics
-Career literacy tutor and assistant program manager
-High-end IT Training Development and Implementation
-Facilitative Leadership Qualified



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Chris Otten for DC Mayor 2006