Online Staff Report
ZION Development Corporation announced Oct. 31 that Executive Director Brad Roos will step down from his position at the faith‐based, non‐profit community development organization at the end of the year.
Roos has served ZION Development since 1990, and will continue to be involved in the community, ZION and the Midtown neighborhood, where he resides.
During Roos’ tenure, ZION has grown from an organization that was formed to respond to high unemployment among Midtown residents in the 1980s, to an organization that has invested more than $27 million in housing and economic development in the neighborhood.
Major projects developed and managed by ZION include Longwood Gardens apartments for seniors with limited incomes and its world‐class Walter D. Williams Wellness Program (1055 E. State St.), the Grand Apartments permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless men and women (1146 Broadway), and the Lantow Lofts condominiums above Katie’s Cup coffee bar (502 Seventh St.).
“Under Brad’s leadership, ZION has evolved from its origins in neighborhood outreach programs of Zion Lutheran Church into a richly textured, multifaceted organization that strives to build community and enrich lives in response to God’s love,” said ZION Board President Bryan Selander, adding that the non‐ profit will be interviewing candidates for the executive director position over the next two months.
Posted Oct. 31, 2014