ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Appointed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty as the Co-Chairperson of the Mayor’s Transition Religious Affairs Committee where in this capacity he recruited, held meetings and formed partnerships with over 200 Faith and Community Organization Leaders and presented the findings, best practices and recommendations to the Mayor in a Mayoral Executive Summary Report.
  • Appointed by Mayor Anthony A. Williams to serve on the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council
  • Authored the nationally printed Public Health Reform Commentary, “The Person on the Side of the Road” and the exclusively titled, “An Interfaith-Government Initiative, on the Subject of Economic Recovery”.
  • Candidate for Ward 2, School Board, D.C. Board of Education
  • Central in the promotion of Award Winning Gospel Recording Artists Kirk Franklin and Tramaine Hawkins hosted by the Presidential Inaugural Coalition.
  • Chairman for Ward 2, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC)
  • Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Collaborated DC Statehood
  • Collaborated National Marches
  • Collaborated NATO Summit
  • Collaborated Presidential Inaugurations
  • Featured in the 2010 Who’s Who Publication in Washington
  • Helped facilitate scores of prominent National and District Leaders to take part in the observance and swearing in of President Barack Obama.
  • Member of Rainbow Push’s Executive Ministerial Staff
  • Member of the widely revered Missionary Baptist Conference of Washington, DC and Vicinity and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Gospel Rescue Ministries.
  • Ordained and Licensed, Rev. Holmes is an Associate Minister of First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church where Rev. Raymond C. Bell is Senior Pastor.
  • Organized Hurricane Katrina Survivors meetings with the Former President and the First Lady.
  • Panel Judge, D.C. Hall of Fame
  • President of the Holmes Government and Interfaith Leadership Group.
  • Served as a Chaplain at the Pentagon following 9-11 where this historic moment was internationally-televised during President George W. Bush‟s Address and photographed along with the former President in, “Time Magazine‟.
  • Served as a member of Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Advisory Council
  • Served as a member of the D.C. Stars Scholarship Committee
  • Served as President of Southwest Neighborhood Assembly
  • Served as the Chairman of the District of Columbia Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Served both in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Prince Hall Masons as the Chaplain and received the Scroll of Honor and Outstanding Service Awards.
  • Serves on Department of Human Services Faith Based Advisory Council
  • Spearheaded Congresswoman Norton’s Delegation to address Congress on Fiscal Appropriations
  • Vital in the engineering of the 1.5 Billion Dollars Re-Development of the Waterfront District where he was elected as the Chairperson of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the President of the Southwest Neighborhood Waterfront Assembly.
  • Was a Ward 2 School Board of Education Candidate
  • Director of Education and Enrichment in the Greater Washington Urban League, a Foster Care Children Employment
  • Director, a Life Skills Coach, and a United States Department of Agriculture Consultant.
  • Worked as a United States Housing and Urban Development Youthbuild Career Developer-Instructor in Construction Trades.
  • Worked in both the Public and Charter School Systems as an Elementary, Vocational and Special Education School Teacher for six plus years
  • Worked in the Department of Employment Services helped develop a Citywide job-creation, training and community relations initiative educating DC Residents about the Federal Government under the Workforce Investment Act. He assisted in the design of “The Job Mobile” and created over 550 jobs within 2 weeks via brokering Partnerships.

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