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City agency administrator

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.


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 economics and commercial development, City of Hyattsville, Maryland., 1986-1987; city planner, City of Suffolk, Virginia, 1984-1993; development operations manager, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Virginia, 1993-1996; executive director, Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Virginia, since 1996. Consultant Greater Downtown Development Committee, Suffolk, since 1997. Moderator, advisor Orlando Project Area Committee, Suffolk, since 1997.


  • Other Work

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


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, harpist, crystal collecting, reading.


Married Anthony McAdoo, October 1, 1995. Children: Paris Simone.

Clarence William Johnson Barksdale

Catherine (Johnson) Barksdale

Anthony McAdoo

Paris Simone McAdoo