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Dr. Mildred C. Harris

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Commissioner

Phone: (312) ***-****  HQ Phone
Chicago Housing Authority
60 East Van Buren
Chicago, Illinois 60605
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
    God First Ministries
  • Founder, Pastor and Chief Executive Officer
    God First Ministries
  • Member of the Executives
    National Society of Fund Raising

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.A. Degree , Education
    DePaul University
  • PhD , Ministry
    International Bible Institute and Seminary
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Web References
Commissioner Bios | Chicago Housing Authority
www.thecha.org, 9 July 2013 [cached]
Commissioner Mildred Harris
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Dr. Mildred Harris
Commissioner Mildred C. Harris is a retired schoolteacher, mentor, and ordained minister. She was first appointed to the CHA Board of Commissioners on July 7, 1999, and has since received three reappointments due to her exemplary leadership and continued commitment to CHA improvement.
As a commissioner, Dr. Harris has pioneered and contributed to various CHA-related efforts. She created the "Adopt-A-Senior Building" program, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to refurnish the sitting areas in more than 57 CHA senior buildings. As a result, CHA received an award lauding the program from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Dr. Harris is Founder, President and CEO of God First Church and Ministries, which has contributed well over $40,000 in scholarships for CHA students. She also established a food pantry for CHA senior residents.
Commissioner Harris participates in numerous civic and religious organizations. She serves on the Advisory Board for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and on the Advisory Council for Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford; she sits on the Women's Board of the Goodman Theatre, is a life member of the National Council of Negro Women and is an Honorary Board Member of Windows of Opportunity.
Commissioner Harris earned a B.A. Degree in Education from DePaul University in Chicago; an M.A. in Early Childhood from Columbia University in New York ; an M.A. in Human Development from Governor's State University in Park Forest, IL; an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago; and a PhD in Ministry from the International Bible Institute and Seminary in Plymouth, Fla. She has also completed studies in Real Estate Management.
Women's Board | Goodman Theatre
www.goodmantheatre.org, 16 Nov 2013 [cached]
Dr. Mildred C. Harris
Dr. Mildred Harris will be the ...
www.journalstandard.com, 18 June 2010 [cached]
Dr. Mildred Harris will be the featured speaker at the annual spring conference for Abundant Life Church in Freeport Saturday night.
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An annual spring conference being held Saturday, June 19, at Abundant Life Christian Deliverance Ministries will be highlighted by Dr. Mildred C. Harris, the founder, pastor and CEO of God First Church and Ministries.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Abundant Life Church, 250 N. Westwood Ave., in Freeport.
Dr. Harris has established chapters of God First Ministries in Atlanta, Chicago, Gary, Nashville and New York City. She has been able to bring people of various backgrounds and cultures together which have included the homeless, seniors, widows, orphans, youth, political leaders and others.
"You name it and more than likely Dr. Harris has in some way or another touched the lives of many others," said Kelvin McGee, who together with his wife, Vicke, pastor the local Abundant Life church.
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Dr. Harris holds three Master of Arts Degrees and a Doctorate in Ministry with honors from the International Bible Institute and Seminary in Plymouth, Florida. Dr. Harris also holds two Honorary Doctorate Degrees.
When Dr. Harris retired from being a Kindergarten Mentor Teacher and working with student teachers from various universities, a wing in the school where she taught was dedicated in her honor.  
Dr. Harris is the author of several books.  Her book entitled Traits of An Intercessor has sold over 10,000 copies and is presently being translated in Spanish.  Dr. Harris has also hosted her own television and radio programs.
Dr. Harris has received numerous awards. She is listed in Who's Who In the World, Who's Who in Black Chicago 2010-2011; Who's Who in the Religious Conference Management 2010-2011. She was voted as one of Chicago's Leading Pastors in 2009 and she was voted into the Seniors Hall of Fame-Mayor's Office- City Hall, Chicago, Illinois.  She received the Jefferson Award from NBC 5 and the Unsung Heroine Award from Mitsubishi Motors. Awards have been bestowed to her by United States presidents, governors, mayors, congressmen and senators.
In private life, Dr. Harris is the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jordan Clopton.
CHANGE - Chicago Housing Authority | About Us | Board Of Commissioners | Overview
www.thecha.org, 16 May 2009 [cached]
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Dr. Mildred Harris
Esther's Woman Archives2
www.daysmanpress.com, 30 July 2007 [cached]
The holder of several degrees including two Doctorates, Dr. Mildred Harris is an Ordained Minister, Educator and Pastor. She is the Founder, President and CEO of God First Ministries, Chicago, Illinois, with chapters located in Indiana, Georgia, Ohio and New York. For 20 years this ministry has sponsored the largest Community Breakfast in Chicago, which thousands have attended. God First Ministries is a fascinating and joyous place to visit where you can hear the Word of God in full love and power.
In 1999, Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed DR. Harris, the Commissioner for the Chicago Housing Authority.
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Dr. Harris is the recipient of many awards. She has received the Dominick's Fresh Spirit Award for Chicago's Leading Women Religious Leaders. In 2005, she received the Thomas Jefferson Awards, and the Mitsubishi Motors Unsung Heroine Award. Dr. Harris is listed in Who's Who In The World, as well as sitting on numerous Illinois State Government Boards.
Dr. Harris was present when I became Bishop of Illinois and Midwest Regional Director for Independent Assemblies of God International, the same organization that she is ordained with.
Dr. Harris is a someone who understands the pitfalls of pain and rejection. She has overcome many of her own advertises and, knows how to love the unlovable and keeps loving them. Rev. Dr. Harris is truly a God fearing woman who feels "Praise" is the best gift and she does it well.
DR. Harris is one of Chicago's MIGHTY WOMEN!
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