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William Joseph Graves, American State agency administrator. Certified planner, economics development professional, mediator.


Graves, William Joseph was born on February 3, 1950 in Greenville, Ohio, United States. Son of M. Joseph and Cecilia A. (Batty) Graves.


Bachelor in Geography, Ohio State University, 1976. Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University, 1983. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Ohio State University, 1983.

Master of Arts in Public Administration, Ohio State University, 1986.


Development specialist, Ohio Department Development, Columbus, 1981-1984, 86-89;program management supervisor, Ohio Department Development, Columbus, 1989-1993;manager office of housing and community partnerships, Ohio Department Development, Columbus, since 1993;project engineer, Ohio Department Transportation, Columbus, 1984-1986. Member of advisory board Ohio Business Retention and Expansion, Columbus, 1990-1994. Board directors Downtown Ohio, Inc., Wooster.

Chair paperwork reduction taskforce Housing and Urban Development, Washington, 1990.


Active Grandview Heights (Ohio) Zoning Board, 1990-1993. Board directors Leadership Columbus, 1990-1995, House of Hope, Inc., Columbus, 1994-1995. Volunteer mediator Franklin County Small Claims Court, Columbus, 1991-1995.

Member Society for American City and Regional Planning History, American Planning Association (secretary Ohio chapter 1990-1991), American Institute Certified Planners, Ohio Planning Conference, Pi Alpha Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: flowers.


Married Teresa Ann Speelman, July 9, 1982.