Basic Information
Name:
Craig Alan Lindholm

What I am working on:

What I am working on:
2020 Projects/Plans Objectives:
• Master Plan/Strategic Plan Development - Vision for the Future of Winnsboro
• Redevelopment of Market Street into a pedestrian entertainment commerce and gathering area.
(Downtown Redevelopment)
• Enhancements to the Winnsboro Gilbreath Memorial Library
• New location and expansion of the Farmer’s Market with the addition of a food court.
• Renovation of New/Old City Hall at 101 N. Main Street. Renovation of Historic (1924) City Hall.
• Development of New Police Department Building.
• Development of New Fire Department and EMS building.
• Improvements at the Waste Water Treatment Plant
• Improvements in Maintenance and Street Department
• Sidewalk Construction on Elm from Franklin to Walnut and on Walnut From Elm to Broadway
• Sidewalk/Trail Construction in Edgewood Park
• Drainage Improvement Project on Sherrill and Floyd Streets as well as other locations in the city.
• Community Garden, Orchard and other improvements at City Park
• Development of a Master Park Plan
• Security Improvements at the Library, Animal Shelter, and Museum
• Economic Development – Opening of at least 2 new businesses in Winnsboro – one employing up to 30
people; and possible expansion of another business adding additional 20 – 50 jobs
• Development of an infill housing project and other housing initiatives.
• Revision of the City Zoning Ordinances
• Development of a leadership training program internal and external to the city.
• “Comeunity” – an organic initiative apart from the city led by community members to create and foster
unity in our community.

Research/Scholarly Activity:
Continue research for dissertation: nexus of trust, community leadership and social capital in rural cities

My Achievements

My Achievements:
August 2016 – Present City of Winnsboro Texas
City Administrator and Director of Winnsboro Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
Responsible for the day to day operations of a historic city located in NE Texas approximately half-way between the I – 20 and I – 30 corridors. Charged by the City Council and the Economic Development Board of Directors with planning, management, and development of Winnsboro as a destination which attracts visitors, business and industry, and future residents.
Strategic Planning and Economic Development Activities - Directed by City Council and the WEDC Board create strategies for the involvement of all citizen sectors in the strategic planning process and then to use this process to develop an action driven plan for the future development of the City. Developed and proposed internal strategic planning process to address organization growth which includes staffing, technology, and facilities.

Developed a downtown redevelopment plan which includes restoration of historic city hall, creation of a pedestrian plaza which enhances the retail experience which creating space for events, collaborated with Winnsboro center for the Arts for development and funding of performance/arts education center, funding and construction of new sidewalks, and development of Winnsboro Historical Museum. Project is currently be implemented.

Worked with private section providers to develop “smart city” solutions providing cost effective answers for city wide issues. Initiated development of a citywide storm water drainage study and proposed mitigation plans. Initiated street maintenance and development study for the purpose of developing planning tool for street repair, replacement and construction. Initiated the development of computerized water and sewer service utility modeling program and worked with Council for approval and funding of the program. Initiated development process for the development of current and future city parks.

Worked closely with the Winnsboro Independent School District Board and Administration in the planning and implementation of a bond package which will provide for the development of a hew high school and improvements to existing elementary and junior high school; as well as the development of shared recreational spaces available for use by the citizens of our community. Led WEDC Board and City Council in approval of 12 inch water main needed for development of new high school, while also opening the city for further commercial and residential development in the same area.

Developed and began to implement strategic plan for park improvements, which have included new playground, pool enhancements, civic center improvements, AG pavilion improvements and long range plan for enclosed arena.

Staff Development/Management and Customer Service – Charged by City Council to create an effective customer service based work environment, developed and realigned staff to clarify and enforce expectations, provide training and support and when needed to realign positions and personnel. Implemented best practice models for city departments. Increased level of training for all staff and customer service satisfaction. Implemented first collaborative staff planning meetings. Developed new personnel policy handbook, compensation system, and performance review systems. Developed and implemented a social media policy.
Economic Development - Established cross disciplinary planning meetings for developers seeking to site in Winnsboro allowing developers the opportunity to meet all city who could be involved in their project. This reduced permitting time and incidents of failed construction inspections. Increased participation in internal/external customer service reviews and leadership training to create culture of innovation and collaboration. Required departmental heads to develop internal recruitment, training and evaluation practices which provide internal advancement paths and create succession planning strategies. Actively recruited industry from the Dallas Metro region while working with local businesses and industries to expand and develop existing business efforts. Economic development initiatives have increased sales tax and property tax revenues annually.

Consensus Building – Worked with all community sectors including Arts and Culture, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Autumn Trails Festival Sponsors, Winnsboro Rodeo Association, HAWKS Gun Club, Antique Car Club, and area churches to work together and with the City and WEDC to create a common vision and plan for the community. These efforts are creating shared resources and reducing the city’s cost for the management of events.




2014 – 2016 City of Lindale, Texas
City Manager

Responsible for the day to day operations of a rapidly growing city located on IH – 20 corridor approximately half-way between Dallas Texas and Shreveport Louisiana. Charged by the City Council with management and planning for the future development of a city evolving from a small town to a small city with an annual growth between 3% - 4%.
Strategic Planning and Economic Development Activities - Directed by City Council to plan and execute the redevelopment of a former historical industrial site (The Lindale Cannery) and adjacent properties into an event driven mixed-used development which included entertainment, dining, retail, hotel, housing educational components as well as a municipal park with which would spur further economic development, increase property values, and transform the community into a destination. Directed creation of TIF District and economic development agreement with private developers to fund and construct all improvements. Developed incentive package with Lindale Economic Development Corporation to incentivize Tyler Junior College to establish a satellite campus in the Cannery Development and secure a the funding for the Miranda Lambert School of Animal Wellness (Vet Tech School). Developed and proposed strategic plan to address organization growth which includes staffing, facilities, technology, and facilities. Worked with private section providers to develop “smart city” solutions for redevelopment area short-term implementation and city wide long-term implementation. Initiated the development of computerized water and sewer service utility modeling program and worked with Council for approval and funding of the program. Initiated development of a citywide storm water drainage study and proposed mitigation plans. Initiated street maintenance and development study for the purpose of developing planning tool for street repair, replacement and construction. Initiated development process for tournament grade soccer park in coordination with Lindale Economic Development Corporation, East Texas Soccer Association, and FC Dallas Soccer Club.

Customer Service – Implemented best practice models for city departments. Increased level of training for all staff. Implemented first collaborative staff planning meetings. Established cross disciplinary planning meetings for developers seeking to site in Lindale allowing developers the opportunity to meet all city who could be involved in their project. This reduced permitting time and incidents of failed construction inspections. Increased participation in internal/external customer service reviews and leadership training to create culture of innovation and collaboration. Required departmental heads to develop internal recruitment, training and evaluation practices which provide internal advancement paths and create succession planning strategies.
2015 – 2019 University of Central Arkansas
Conway Arkansas
Adjunct Graduate School Faculty
Masters of Science Community and Economic Development, Department of Geography
Public Policy Analysis
2007 – 2014 City of Texarkana, Texas
Texarkana, Texas
Executive Director, Community Redevelopment and Grants Department
Executive Director responsible for development and management of four departments including Community Redevelopment, Grants, Environmental Services, and Public Health. Responsible for policy development, implementation, and evaluation related to program operations and effectiveness. Directed planning and economic redevelopment activities in conjunction with multiple city departments. Administered multiple federal and state grants and general revenue budget to provide for economic development activities, affordable housing, community revitalization, historic preservation, infrastructure development, and residential development. Initiated the development of an Employee Health Clinic serving over 1000 employees, dependents, and retirees and reducing escalation of healthcare cost. Developed and managed staff of forty professional, technical, and administrative staff. Report directly to the City Manager.

Economic Development – Coordinated efforts of economic and community development departments creating comprehensive economic development plans for City. Developed collaborative relationships with Business Community, Universities and Community Colleges, as well as other public and private entities to achieve program objectives. Developed and implemented EPA Brownfield Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund grants to provide developers resources for environmental clean-up. Initiated development of EPA Brownfield Job Training grant in conjunction with Texas A&M University Texarkana and Texas Engineering Extension Service to create first environmental workforce training program to address Superfund site clean-up in the country. Initiated creation of Tax Increment Financing Zones, use of Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, and New Market Tax Credits, and Community Development Block Grant Revolving Loans and Section 108 Loans as economic development tools. Coordinated with private developers to secure over $40 million in housing tax credits. Initiated site selection for multi-family housing and commercial developments. Coordinated redevelopment efforts in central business district of Texarkana. Efforts include development of a comprehensive redevelopment plan and funding alternatives, acquisition of properties, historic preservation, and removal of substandard structures.

Community Outreach and Public Relations – Represented the Department in dealing with federal agencies, state legislative and executive officers, local government officials, business leaders, educators, community groups, and the public. Fostered cooperative working relationships with industry and business leaders, secondary and higher education administrators, elected officials, civic groups, intergovernmental agencies and City Staff. Provided presentations and training through public forums. Marketed loan and grant programs to private sector to foster business expansion.

Grant Development/Management – Created and supervised an independent grant division to coordinate grant development and management activities throughout all municipal departments. Developed plan linking grant development activities with City’s comprehensive plan and strategic plan. Generated approximately $10 million in federal and state funding since January 2008. Responsible for development and management of EPA Brownfield Economic Development Grants Responsible for development and management of US Department of Commerce Economic Development (EDA) grants. Responsible for development and management of US Department of HUD CDBG, CDBG-R, HOME, ESG, HOPE VI, and 221-D programs. Developed and managed FEMA, Texas Department of State Health Services, and US Department of Agriculture grants.

Neighborhood Revitalization Projects – Initiated and lead revitalization efforts for low income neighborhoods, resulting in the award of a $20 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOPE VI grant award, leveraging approximately $60 million in additional private and public funding. Efforts included the development of collaborative partnerships with Texarkana Independent School District, Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana, Texas, Texarkana College, Texas A&M University at Texarkana, Bowie County, and numerous non-profit agencies. The Project includes replacement of three 70 year old public housing projects with mixed income affordable housing developments, construction of 50 single family homes, removal of over 100 substandard housing units, new infrastructure, enhanced code enforcement activities, and redevelopment of commercial corridors surrounding the neighborhood.

Established Environmental Services Unit – Combined four previously independent departments to function as single business unit providing citizens services in areas of code enforcement, animal control, vector control, and public health inspections. Created economies of scale reducing costs and increasing non-general fund revenues.

Texarkana Health Director 2010 – Present
Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center – Serving as Chief Administrative Officer of Public Health System in Texarkana and Bowie County Texas. Responsible for executive leadership for all Health Department programs including Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Reproductive Health, General Clinic, Immunizations, and Employee Health. Supervised staff of 20 medical personnel including physicians, nurses and technicians. Established collaborative relationship with University of Arkansas Medical School Area Health Education Center Residency program providing for Public Health rotation. Consolidated operations resulting in elimination of $200,000 annual deficit and improving service delivery. Worked with City of Texarkana Finance Department to bring Department accounting and billing systems into compliance with Texas Department of State Health Services requirements. Expanded business services reducing reliance on general funds and increasing fee for service and grant funding. Managed over $2.4 million in federal and state grants annually. Initiated coordination of City-wide CVD/Stroke committee addressing stroke prevention and early detection particularly for low and moderated income populations which received Bronze recognition from Texas Department of State Health Services. Initiated diabetes awareness and intervention program serving the income residents of Bowie County, Texas.

2000 – 2007 Lindholm Management Inc.
Texarkana, Texas
President/CEO

Founded and directed management services company, specializing in economic and community municipal planning, grant development and management, training, program evaluation, and development of economic and community development legislative initiatives for municipalities, counties, and non-profits.

Developed and managed over $40 million in grant funding for public sector programs.

Consultant to the City of Texarkana, Texas 2001 – 2007

Co-developed economic revitalization plan for inner-city neighborhood, providing for increase in affordable housing, business expansion and retention, resulting in increased sales tax and property tax, reduced crime rates, and increased home ownership opportunities.

Co-developed $17 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit Applications for Senior Adult and Multifamily Housing funded through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Resolved outstanding HUD audit findings resulting in savings of approximately $400,000 in general revenue funds, and establishment of “quality performance” status with HUD.

Developed and managed federal (CDBG) Community Development Block Grant and state (TDHCA) Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs housing and services programs for the City of Texarkana, Texas. Resulted in the construction of approximately fifty affordable housing units.

Established and implemented competitive application process and monitoring and evaluation standards for HUD CDBG Public Services awards.

Established Community Advisory Committee to provide citizen guidance on the development
Funding of CDBG programs

Authored 2003 – 2008 Consolidated Plan, 2003 – 2007 Consolidated Action Plans, 2003 – 2007 CAPERs, Citizen Participation Plan, Operational Procedures for economic development incentives, housing reconstruction, home ownership assistance, public services funding, and water and sewer line assistance programs.

Conducted HUD/EPA Environmental Clearances for use of federal funds 2002 – 2007.

Authored City of Texarkana Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Consultant to the Housing Authority of Texarkana, Texas 2002 - 2007

Other Consulting Projects 1994 – Present
Working with private and public sector partners co-founded and developed Community Health Center serving un-insured and under-insured population of the Greater Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas Area, providing area benefit to employers unable to afford insurance for employees.

Provided business plan and grant development, management, evaluation, and accounting services.

Provided program evaluation services.

Provided market development services for private sector.

Provided program and grant development to private and public sector and non-profit agencies.

Provided training and consulting services to private, public, and non-profit agencies.

1986 – 2000 Northeast Texas Restitution Center
Maud, Texas
Executive Director

Developed and administered based corrections facility serving non-violent offenders. Grew program to become a state-wide leader in reducing offender recidivism. Planned, designed, secured funding, and oversaw construction of a “state of the art” 7000 square foot facility later used as model for the construction of other Texas community corrections facilities.

1983 – 1986 Smith County Probation Department
Tyler, Texas
Intensive Supervision Probation Officer

Supervised caseload of high risk felony offenders. Developed numerous counseling and intervention programs to reduce offender recidivism. Collaborated with Sheriff’s Department and Texas Department of Human Services to develop one of the first sex-offender caseloads in Texas.

1981 – 1983 University of North Texas School for Community Services
Denton, Texas
Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Developed and administered “sheltered employment” training program used to provide experiential learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students, and well as provide continuing education training for rehabilitation professionals.

Skills • Executive Leadership
• Strategic Planning
• Project Development
• Project Management
• Collaborative Partnership Development
• Public Relations
• Training and Facilitation
• Budgeting and Financial Management
• Grant Development, Review, Accounting, Evaluation, and Management
• Program Evaluation
• Human Resource Management
• Problem Solving
Education & Training 2011 Ph.D. Student Leadership Studies University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
Research Interests: Leadership and Community Resilience
1983 University of Texas Graduate School Health Sciences, Dallas, Texas
1980 University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2010 - 2012 Community Development Institute, University of Central Arkansas, Professional Community &Economic Developer Certification
2011 Economic Development Finance, National Development Council, Pending Certification
2012 Housing Development Finance, National Development Council, Pending Certification
2013 LINKS Summer Workshop on Social Network Analysis, International Center for Research on Social Networks in Business, Gatton College of Business and Economics University of Kentucky
2014 Texas City Management Association William Cole Leadership Training
2015 Texas City Management Association William Cole Leadership Training
2016 Texas Municipal League Annexation Training
2017 Texas Municipal League Elected Officials Training
2017 Texas Municipal League Open Meetings Act
2017 Texas Municipal League Small Cities Problem Solving Clinic



Leadership Presenter – International Leadership Association Global Conference Roundtable Board Leadership, Montreal, Quebec, October 2013
PhD Student Project Leader, Arkansas Geographic Alliance Board Leadership Project, January – May 2013
PhD Student Project Leader, UCA PhD Leadership Program and City of Conway, AR Parks Master Plan Project August 2012 – August 2014
Faculty, Community Development Institute – Central, University of Central Arkansas August, 2013
Community Development Institute Central – 2010 – 2012, Recipient of 2012
Ernest L. Whitelaw Award for Dedication to Professional Community Development Practice
Member, Arkansas Community Development Society, Program Committee 2011 – 2012
Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
Past President Wilbur Smith Rotary Club, Texarkana USA
Past President Texas Association of Residential Service Providers
Member, International Leadership Association
Member, ICMA and TCMA



https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-lindholm-a877a623/

Work experience / Education

Work experience / Education:
August 2016 – Present City of Winnsboro Texas
City Administrator and Director of Winnsboro Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
Responsible for the day to day operations of a historic city located in NE Texas approximately half-way between the I – 20 and I – 30 corridors. Charged by the City Council and the Economic Development Board of Directors with planning, management, and development of Winnsboro as a destination which attracts visitors, business and industry, and future residents.
Strategic Planning and Economic Development Activities - Directed by City Council and the WEDC Board create strategies for the involvement of all citizen sectors in the strategic planning process and then to use this process to develop an action driven plan for the future development of the City. Developed and proposed internal strategic planning process to address organization growth which includes staffing, technology, and facilities.

Developed a downtown redevelopment plan which includes restoration of historic city hall, creation of a pedestrian plaza which enhances the retail experience which creating space for events, collaborated with Winnsboro center for the Arts for development and funding of performance/arts education center, funding and construction of new sidewalks, and development of Winnsboro Historical Museum. Project is currently be implemented.

Worked with private section providers to develop “smart city” solutions providing cost effective answers for city wide issues. Initiated development of a citywide storm water drainage study and proposed mitigation plans. Initiated street maintenance and development study for the purpose of developing planning tool for street repair, replacement and construction. Initiated the development of computerized water and sewer service utility modeling program and worked with Council for approval and funding of the program. Initiated development process for the development of current and future city parks.

Worked closely with the Winnsboro Independent School District Board and Administration in the planning and implementation of a bond package which will provide for the development of a hew high school and improvements to existing elementary and junior high school; as well as the development of shared recreational spaces available for use by the citizens of our community. Led WEDC Board and City Council in approval of 12 inch water main needed for development of new high school, while also opening the city for further commercial and residential development in the same area.

Developed and began to implement strategic plan for park improvements, which have included new playground, pool enhancements, civic center improvements, AG pavilion improvements and long range plan for enclosed arena.

Staff Development/Management and Customer Service – Charged by City Council to create an effective customer service based work environment, developed and realigned staff to clarify and enforce expectations, provide training and support and when needed to realign positions and personnel. Implemented best practice models for city departments. Increased level of training for all staff and customer service satisfaction. Implemented first collaborative staff planning meetings. Developed new personnel policy handbook, compensation system, and performance review systems. Developed and implemented a social media policy.
Economic Development - Established cross disciplinary planning meetings for developers seeking to site in Winnsboro allowing developers the opportunity to meet all city who could be involved in their project. This reduced permitting time and incidents of failed construction inspections. Increased participation in internal/external customer service reviews and leadership training to create culture of innovation and collaboration. Required departmental heads to develop internal recruitment, training and evaluation practices which provide internal advancement paths and create succession planning strategies. Actively recruited industry from the Dallas Metro region while working with local businesses and industries to expand and develop existing business efforts. Economic development initiatives have increased sales tax and property tax revenues annually.

Consensus Building – Worked with all community sectors including Arts and Culture, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Autumn Trails Festival Sponsors, Winnsboro Rodeo Association, HAWKS Gun Club, Antique Car Club, and area churches to work together and with the City and WEDC to create a common vision and plan for the community. These efforts are creating shared resources and reducing the city’s cost for the management of events.




2014 – 2016 City of Lindale, Texas
City Manager

Responsible for the day to day operations of a rapidly growing city located on IH – 20 corridor approximately half-way between Dallas Texas and Shreveport Louisiana. Charged by the City Council with management and planning for the future development of a city evolving from a small town to a small city with an annual growth between 3% - 4%.
Strategic Planning and Economic Development Activities - Directed by City Council to plan and execute the redevelopment of a former historical industrial site (The Lindale Cannery) and adjacent properties into an event driven mixed-used development which included entertainment, dining, retail, hotel, housing educational components as well as a municipal park with which would spur further economic development, increase property values, and transform the community into a destination. Directed creation of TIF District and economic development agreement with private developers to fund and construct all improvements. Developed incentive package with Lindale Economic Development Corporation to incentivize Tyler Junior College to establish a satellite campus in the Cannery Development and secure a the funding for the Miranda Lambert School of Animal Wellness (Vet Tech School). Developed and proposed strategic plan to address organization growth which includes staffing, facilities, technology, and facilities. Worked with private section providers to develop “smart city” solutions for redevelopment area short-term implementation and city wide long-term implementation. Initiated the development of computerized water and sewer service utility modeling program and worked with Council for approval and funding of the program. Initiated development of a citywide storm water drainage study and proposed mitigation plans. Initiated street maintenance and development study for the purpose of developing planning tool for street repair, replacement and construction. Initiated development process for tournament grade soccer park in coordination with Lindale Economic Development Corporation, East Texas Soccer Association, and FC Dallas Soccer Club.

Customer Service – Implemented best practice models for city departments. Increased level of training for all staff. Implemented first collaborative staff planning meetings. Established cross disciplinary planning meetings for developers seeking to site in Lindale allowing developers the opportunity to meet all city who could be involved in their project. This reduced permitting time and incidents of failed construction inspections. Increased participation in internal/external customer service reviews and leadership training to create culture of innovation and collaboration. Required departmental heads to develop internal recruitment, training and evaluation practices which provide internal advancement paths and create succession planning strategies.
2015 – 2019 University of Central Arkansas
Conway Arkansas
Adjunct Graduate School Faculty
Masters of Science Community and Economic Development, Department of Geography
Public Policy Analysis
2007 – 2014 City of Texarkana, Texas
Texarkana, Texas
Executive Director, Community Redevelopment and Grants Department
Executive Director responsible for development and management of four departments including Community Redevelopment, Grants, Environmental Services, and Public Health. Responsible for policy development, implementation, and evaluation related to program operations and effectiveness. Directed planning and economic redevelopment activities in conjunction with multiple city departments. Administered multiple federal and state grants and general revenue budget to provide for economic development activities, affordable housing, community revitalization, historic preservation, infrastructure development, and residential development. Initiated the development of an Employee Health Clinic serving over 1000 employees, dependents, and retirees and reducing escalation of healthcare cost. Developed and managed staff of forty professional, technical, and administrative staff. Report directly to the City Manager.

Economic Development – Coordinated efforts of economic and community development departments creating comprehensive economic development plans for City. Developed collaborative relationships with Business Community, Universities and Community Colleges, as well as other public and private entities to achieve program objectives. Developed and implemented EPA Brownfield Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund grants to provide developers resources for environmental clean-up. Initiated development of EPA Brownfield Job Training grant in conjunction with Texas A&M University Texarkana and Texas Engineering Extension Service to create first environmental workforce training program to address Superfund site clean-up in the country. Initiated creation of Tax Increment Financing Zones, use of Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, and New Market Tax Credits, and Community Development Block Grant Revolving Loans and Section 108 Loans as economic development tools. Coordinated with private developers to secure over $40 million in housing tax credits. Initiated site selection for multi-family housing and commercial developments. Coordinated redevelopment efforts in central business district of Texarkana. Efforts include development of a comprehensive redevelopment plan and funding alternatives, acquisition of properties, historic preservation, and removal of substandard structures.

Community Outreach and Public Relations – Represented the Department in dealing with federal agencies, state legislative and executive officers, local government officials, business leaders, educators, community groups, and the public. Fostered cooperative working relationships with industry and business leaders, secondary and higher education administrators, elected officials, civic groups, intergovernmental agencies and City Staff. Provided presentations and training through public forums. Marketed loan and grant programs to private sector to foster business expansion.

Grant Development/Management – Created and supervised an independent grant division to coordinate grant development and management activities throughout all municipal departments. Developed plan linking grant development activities with City’s comprehensive plan and strategic plan. Generated approximately $10 million in federal and state funding since January 2008. Responsible for development and management of EPA Brownfield Economic Development Grants Responsible for development and management of US Department of Commerce Economic Development (EDA) grants. Responsible for development and management of US Department of HUD CDBG, CDBG-R, HOME, ESG, HOPE VI, and 221-D programs. Developed and managed FEMA, Texas Department of State Health Services, and US Department of Agriculture grants.

Neighborhood Revitalization Projects – Initiated and lead revitalization efforts for low income neighborhoods, resulting in the award of a $20 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOPE VI grant award, leveraging approximately $60 million in additional private and public funding. Efforts included the development of collaborative partnerships with Texarkana Independent School District, Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana, Texas, Texarkana College, Texas A&M University at Texarkana, Bowie County, and numerous non-profit agencies. The Project includes replacement of three 70 year old public housing projects with mixed income affordable housing developments, construction of 50 single family homes, removal of over 100 substandard housing units, new infrastructure, enhanced code enforcement activities, and redevelopment of commercial corridors surrounding the neighborhood.

Established Environmental Services Unit – Combined four previously independent departments to function as single business unit providing citizens services in areas of code enforcement, animal control, vector control, and public health inspections. Created economies of scale reducing costs and increasing non-general fund revenues.

Texarkana Health Director 2010 – Present
Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center – Serving as Chief Administrative Officer of Public Health System in Texarkana and Bowie County Texas. Responsible for executive leadership for all Health Department programs including Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Reproductive Health, General Clinic, Immunizations, and Employee Health. Supervised staff of 20 medical personnel including physicians, nurses and technicians. Established collaborative relationship with University of Arkansas Medical School Area Health Education Center Residency program providing for Public Health rotation. Consolidated operations resulting in elimination of $200,000 annual deficit and improving service delivery. Worked with City of Texarkana Finance Department to bring Department accounting and billing systems into compliance with Texas Department of State Health Services requirements. Expanded business services reducing reliance on general funds and increasing fee for service and grant funding. Managed over $2.4 million in federal and state grants annually. Initiated coordination of City-wide CVD/Stroke committee addressing stroke prevention and early detection particularly for low and moderated income populations which received Bronze recognition from Texas Department of State Health Services. Initiated diabetes awareness and intervention program serving the income residents of Bowie County, Texas.

2000 – 2007 Lindholm Management Inc.
Texarkana, Texas
President/CEO

Founded and directed management services company, specializing in economic and community municipal planning, grant development and management, training, program evaluation, and development of economic and community development legislative initiatives for municipalities, counties, and non-profits.

Developed and managed over $40 million in grant funding for public sector programs.

Consultant to the City of Texarkana, Texas 2001 – 2007

Co-developed economic revitalization plan for inner-city neighborhood, providing for increase in affordable housing, business expansion and retention, resulting in increased sales tax and property tax, reduced crime rates, and increased home ownership opportunities.

Co-developed $17 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit Applications for Senior Adult and Multifamily Housing funded through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Resolved outstanding HUD audit findings resulting in savings of approximately $400,000 in general revenue funds, and establishment of “quality performance” status with HUD.

Developed and managed federal (CDBG) Community Development Block Grant and state (TDHCA) Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs housing and services programs for the City of Texarkana, Texas. Resulted in the construction of approximately fifty affordable housing units.

Established and implemented competitive application process and monitoring and evaluation standards for HUD CDBG Public Services awards.

Established Community Advisory Committee to provide citizen guidance on the development
Funding of CDBG programs

Authored 2003 – 2008 Consolidated Plan, 2003 – 2007 Consolidated Action Plans, 2003 – 2007 CAPERs, Citizen Participation Plan, Operational Procedures for economic development incentives, housing reconstruction, home ownership assistance, public services funding, and water and sewer line assistance programs.

Conducted HUD/EPA Environmental Clearances for use of federal funds 2002 – 2007.

Authored City of Texarkana Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Consultant to the Housing Authority of Texarkana, Texas 2002 - 2007

Other Consulting Projects 1994 – Present
Working with private and public sector partners co-founded and developed Community Health Center serving un-insured and under-insured population of the Greater Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas Area, providing area benefit to employers unable to afford insurance for employees.

Provided business plan and grant development, management, evaluation, and accounting services.

Provided program evaluation services.

Provided market development services for private sector.

Provided program and grant development to private and public sector and non-profit agencies.

Provided training and consulting services to private, public, and non-profit agencies.

1986 – 2000 Northeast Texas Restitution Center
Maud, Texas
Executive Director

Developed and administered based corrections facility serving non-violent offenders. Grew program to become a state-wide leader in reducing offender recidivism. Planned, designed, secured funding, and oversaw construction of a “state of the art” 7000 square foot facility later used as model for the construction of other Texas community corrections facilities.

1983 – 1986 Smith County Probation Department
Tyler, Texas
Intensive Supervision Probation Officer

Supervised caseload of high risk felony offenders. Developed numerous counseling and intervention programs to reduce offender recidivism. Collaborated with Sheriff’s Department and Texas Department of Human Services to develop one of the first sex-offender caseloads in Texas.

1981 – 1983 University of North Texas School for Community Services
Denton, Texas
Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Developed and administered “sheltered employment” training program used to provide experiential learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students, and well as provide continuing education training for rehabilitation professionals.

Skills • Executive Leadership
• Strategic Planning
• Project Development
• Project Management
• Collaborative Partnership Development
• Public Relations
• Training and Facilitation
• Budgeting and Financial Management
• Grant Development, Review, Accounting, Evaluation, and Management
• Program Evaluation
• Human Resource Management
• Problem Solving
Education & Training 2011 Ph.D. Student Leadership Studies University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
Research Interests: Leadership and Community Resilience
1983 University of Texas Graduate School Health Sciences, Dallas, Texas
1980 University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2010 - 2012 Community Development Institute, University of Central Arkansas, Professional Community &Economic Developer Certification
2011 Economic Development Finance, National Development Council, Pending Certification
2012 Housing Development Finance, National Development Council, Pending Certification
2013 LINKS Summer Workshop on Social Network Analysis, International Center for Research on Social Networks in Business, Gatton College of Business and Economics University of Kentucky
2014 Texas City Management Association William Cole Leadership Training
2015 Texas City Management Association William Cole Leadership Training
2016 Texas Municipal League Annexation Training
2017 Texas Municipal League Elected Officials Training
2017 Texas Municipal League Open Meetings Act
2017 Texas Municipal League Small Cities Problem Solving Clinic



Leadership Presenter – International Leadership Association Global Conference Roundtable Board Leadership, Montreal, Quebec, October 2013
PhD Student Project Leader, Arkansas Geographic Alliance Board Leadership Project, January – May 2013
PhD Student Project Leader, UCA PhD Leadership Program and City of Conway, AR Parks Master Plan Project August 2012 – August 2014
Faculty, Community Development Institute – Central, University of Central Arkansas August, 2013
Community Development Institute Central – 2010 – 2012, Recipient of 2012
Ernest L. Whitelaw Award for Dedication to Professional Community Development Practice
Member, Arkansas Community Development Society, Program Committee 2011 – 2012
Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
Past President Wilbur Smith Rotary Club, Texarkana USA
Past President Texas Association of Residential Service Providers
Member, International Leadership Association
Member, ICMA and TCMA



https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-lindholm-a877a623/

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City Administrator
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My professional experience includes executive leadership roles in municipal and county government. I am an action oriented leader who effects positive change for communities. My greatest strengths are planning and implementation of community specific economic development opportunities, problem resolution, and staff/leadership development.

I have extensive experience in community and economic development, downtown redevelopment, housing development, neighborhood revitalization, and historic preservation. I currently serve as the City Administrator for the City of Winnsboro, Texas. Previously I served as the City Manager of Lindale, Texas and as the Executive Director of Community Redevelopment and Grants for the City of Texarkana, Texas. In each of the cities I served I was responsible for the redevelopment of down towns, neighborhoods, and industrial areas which increased the tax base and the quality of life for community residents.

I also work as a consultant in the areas of community and economic development initiatives, redevelopment, planning, financing, and training. I have developed and managed grants for municipalities, institutions of higher education, and public safety for over thirty years.

My passions include the development of sustainable municipal leadership which transforms cities into communities providing greater opportunities and a higher quality of life for future generations. I thrive on vision and consensus building between local government, private sector, education and non-profits.

I am a PhD student Leadership at the University of Central Arkansas, and expect to graduate in 2021. My research interests include the nexus between trust, community leadership and development of social capital.
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Winnsboro Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Silver Star Animal Assisted Therapy, Patriot Challenge Local Folds of Honor, Wood County Economic Development Commission Board, Horse Shoe Bend Home Owners Association Board Member
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