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Clarissa Eileen McAdoo

Clarissa Eileen McAdoo, American city agency administrator. Recipient Community Service award Norfolk State University, 1995, Appreciation award Parker Riddick/Cypress Manor Resident Council, 1997.


  • McAdoo, Clarissa Eileen was born on August 29, 1955 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Clarence William Johnson and Catherine (Johnson) Barksdale.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Sociology, Virginia State University, 1997.


    • Social worker Society Aid Sickle Cell Anemia, Norfolk, Virginia, 1977-1979. Zoning inspector City of Portsmouth, 1979-1984. Zoning administrator City of Laurel, Maryland, 1984-1986.

      Assistant to director economic and commercial development City of Hyattsville, 1986-1987. City planner City of Suffolk, Virginia, 1984-1993. Development operations manager Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 1993-1996.

      Executive director Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, since 1996. Consultant Greater Downtown Development Committee, Suffolk, since 1997. Moderator, advisor Orlando Project Area Committee, Suffolk, since 1997.


    • Editor: A Guide to Giving Your Interview 100%, 1982.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Women on Missions, East End Baptist Church, president 1987-1996. Fellow Old Dominion University Civic Leadership Institute. Member American Society for Public Administration, Conference Minority Public Administrators, Suffolk Civic Forum (speaker), Energizers Unlimited (vice president 1989-1993), Pilot Club, Kiwanis (speaker), Alpha Kappa Alpha.



    Tennis, harpist, crystal collecting, reading.


    • Married Anthony McAdoo, October 1, 1995. Children: Paris Simone.
    • father: Clarence William Johnson Barksdale
    • mother: Catherine (Johnson) Barksdale
    • spouse: Anthony McAdoo
    • child: Paris Simone McAdoo
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    Born August 29, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1997
      Virginia State University
    • 1977 - 1979
      Social worker, Society Aid Sickle Cell Anemia
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • 1979 - 1984
      zoning inspector City of Portsmouth
    • 1984 - 1986
      zoning administrator, City of Laurel
      Maryland, United States
    • 1984 - 1993
      city planner City of Suffolk
      Virginia, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      assistant, to director economic and commercial development City of Hyattsville
    • 1993 - 1996
      development operations manager, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
    • 1996
      executive, director Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority