Don Hadsell (Moderator)

Don Hadsell (Moderator)

Director, Office of Housing and Community Development

DON HADSELL has been the director of the Office of Housing and Community Development
with the City of Sarasota since 1990. In 1994, Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota merged
their housing and community development departments and named Hadsell as the first
director of the newly formed agency. Hadsell is responsible for administering federal and state
grants for both jurisdictions, which includes CDBG, HOME, SHIP, NSP and ESG. In 2013, the
National Community Development Association awarded the Office of Housing and Community
Development the Audrey Nelson Award for the $60 million comprehensive redevelopment initiative to revitalize
the Newtown Neighborhood. This effort included the construction and rehabilitation of more than 200 housing
units, commercial, drainage and road improvements and a new community center. Prior to coming to the City of
Sarasota, Hadsell was the assistant director of planning and development with the City of Lakewood, Ohio. He
received a bachelor’s degree in government from Monmouth College in Illinois and a master’s degree in political
science from Western Illinois University.

Mr. Don Hadsell | Director, Office of Housing and Community Development | City of Sarasota
Sarasota, Florida | (941) 951-3646 | Donald.Hadsell@SarasotaGov.com

Sessions

September 12, 2017
What Local Gov’ts can do to end Homelessness
S8
3:45 PM  -  5 PM
September 13, 2017
SHIP Administrators Training
JRBR
9 AM  -  12
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