Howell Named City of Tuscaloosa Director of Federal Programs
March 8, 2013
LaParry Howell has been named director of federal programs for the City of Tuscaloosa. As head of Office of Federal Programs, Howell will oversee U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-administered federal programs to the local government including the HOME Investment Partnership Program and the Community Development Block Grant Program and other federal and state grant programs and services provided to and administered by the City.“LaParry has been very successful while serving as acting director, receiving praise from our community and HUD for his leadership,” said Walter Maddox, mayor of Tuscaloosa. “I'm confident he will continue to lead this program to continued success.”Howell began his career with the City of Tuscaloosa in 2004 as a city planner in the Office of Planning and Economic Development. He later was named community development program manager, where he managed the City's Community Development Block Grant Program including strategic planning of yearly projects. Howell was appointed the interim director of federal programs in 2012.He received a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's of public administration from the University of Alabama.