WS-3's Professional & Volunteer Roles...

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ODC Specialty Areas & Community's Impacted

As an organizational development consultant, futurist and “guerrilla entrepreneur”, with over twenty years of national and international consulting experience in the areas of: urban planning, community-economic development, philanthropic administration, public-private partnerships, and land development projects, his consultancy concentrates on providing management consulting, business development, and branding expertise to his national clientele.  


His heart for empowering and positively impacting communities of color, is a major part of the expressive energy and tireless passion that’s often been credited to his work.  By infusing innovative thinking and change literacy into all his projects, Walter believes that harnessing the collective energies of transformative leaders in the midst of disruptive innovations and change — will help to shorten learning curves in the “new” marketplace, that is now heavily influenced by emerging technologies, globalization and the rapid movements - across industries; towards artificial intelligence and “change”.


Walter was formerly the interim executive director/strategic development consultant of ReConnect Rondo, Inc. (www.ReconnectRondo.com) 


Specialty Areas:

  • Smart  Cities
  • Community-Economic Development
  • Real Estate /  Land  Development
  • Public-Private Partnerships  (P3  and  P4)
  • Triple Bottom Line (Economic, Environmental & Sustainable Development)
  • Circular  Economic  Development
  • Regenerative  Master  Planning
  • Integrated  Utility  Hub  / Integrated  Utility  System
  • Land  Bridge  Development


Community's Impacted:

  • Rondo Community (Saint Paul, MN)
  • Richmond Heights (Miami, FL)
  • South Central (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Southern Sector (Dallas, TX)
  • West End (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Mid City (Hollywood, CA)
  • North Side (N. Minneapolis, MN)
  • Mid Town (Baltimore, MD)


> Completed  Work,  as  of  12/2/2019  :  ReConnectRondo, Inc. -- Rondo Land Bridge Project (Saint Paul, MN)


> Agency Partners: MnDOT, Met Council, Ramsey County, CSP, PED, and CSP-HRA


> Funders: Mardag Foundation, Bush Foundation, FR Bigelow/Saint Paul Foundation, City of Saint Paul, McKnight  Foundation,  Knight Foundation, and Met Council


*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIgfg3moz-o – "More Than A Bridge.." 


*http://www.tpt.org/interstate-94-a-history-and-its-impact/ - "The History of the I-94 on Neighborhoods…" 


*http://www.tpt.org/interstate-94-today-and-tomorrow/- "MnDOT's New Community Connections Approach


*https://youtu.be/QLuX1hpQj1ECommissioner Charlie Zelle’s Fairwell

Former Employment

  • Adolescent Youth Counselor (for girls ages 14-17) and Chaplain for Maryhurst, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky


  • Director of Operation’s and Project Manager for The Metroplex Economic Development Corporation in Dallas, Texas (formed by The Potter’s House of Dallas, under the esteemed leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes)


  • Regional Director of the Eastern Shore for Associated Black Charities, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland


  • Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Clarence E. McClendon Ministries, Inc. and Full Harvest Int’l Church of Carson, California


  • Director of Campaign Administration and the Community Campaign Division for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Current Volunteer Roles

  • Assistant Director — The Man Up Club (www.TheManUpClub.org)


  • Treasurer/Board Member -- Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (https://mn.gov/governor/newsroom/#/detail/appId/1/id/289653)


  • Board Chairman/Founder -- Hip Hop Culture Institute, Inc. (www.HipHopCultureInstitute.com)


  • Coalition Director -- Convention of States Project (501c4) and Citizens for Self Governance (501c3). (http://www.conventionofstates.com) and (https://selfgovern.com)


  • Community Services Advisory Board -- Olmsted County (https://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/cs/Pages/default.aspx)


  • Capital Campaign Committee -- Center City Housing (http://www.centercityhousing.org/new-developments/)


  • Affordable Housing Steering Committee/Communications & Marketing Committee -- Rochester Area Foundation (http://www.rochesterarea.org/learn/community-initiatives/olmsted-county-housing.php)


  • Community Focus Team -- Rochester Public Schools (http://www.rochester.k12.mn.us/discover/equity__cultural_responsiveness)


  • Advisory Board Member -- International Quality Homecare/PCA Services (http://alphaiqh.com/index.html)


  • Rochester Chapter/Executive Committee --NAACP  (http://www.rochestermnchamber.com/list/member/rochester-branch-n-a-a-c-p-rochester-9002) and (https://www.facebook.com/)


Special Accomplishments & Announcements

**National Small Business Association

  • Leadership Council


**Urban Land Institute - Minnesota

  • Real Estate Diversity Institute (REDI) Program


**Leadership Greater Rochester, Class of 2018

  • Gallup Strengths:  Positivity, Learner, Connectedness, Responsibility, & Activator


**WS-3 Enterprises & Associates, LLC. -- New Associate

  • Ayodeji Emmanuel Oyebola, Ed.D


**Republican Candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives

  • District 25B (“WS-3 for District 25B”; 2018)


**Olmsted GOP Precinct Chair

  • Ward 4 Precinct 3 (2018-2020)


**Olmsted GOP Delegate

  • District 25B (2018-2020)



WS-3 Shares with TPT Originals, “Digital Series”

Racial Integration in Minnesota, ABC NEWS KAAL-TV