Sheila Ware is the Deputy Director of Community Development and has been employed with the City of Panama City for 21 years. During that time period, she has assisted hundreds of families reach their dream of homeownership. As Deputy Director, she serves as the administrative management level class responsible for the overall planning, organization and administration of the policies and procedures within the department.
Sheila is also a HUD Certified Housing Counselor and oversees implementation of the City’s various housing projects (rental & “for sale”), as well as provides administrative support and prepares reports for the Director. Sheila is also tasked with developing and implementing policies, goals and objectives and ensures compliance with laws, ordinances and regulations.
Serving as Acting Director in absence of the Director, Sheila assists in strategic planning, organization and management of the department. Furthermore, she assists the Director in overseeing the staff and personnel functions of all programs and operations of the department, including hiring, reviewing work, approving payroll, employee performance evaluations, scheduling training, resolving conflicts, administering discipline and other managerial functions. Sheila is an innovative leader who thinks strategically and thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
She holds an Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies/Law from Kee Business College and Thomas Nelson Community College. Prior experience includes CRA Officer with People's First Community Bank; Vice-President, First Security Title & Escrow/Southern Title; Real Estate Paralegal/Office Manager, Gerald D. Robertson, P.C.; Paralegal, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly.
Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA, Business/Pre-Law, December 1989
Associate of Arts - Kee Business College, Newport News, VA – Paralegal Studies/Law, June 1985
Community Development, City of Panama City
CDBG/SHIP Housing Coordinator
Rehab Specialist, 1997 to present
People’s First Community Bank, Panama City, FL
CRA Officer, 1995-1997
First Security Title & Escrow/Southern Title, Newport News, VA
Vice President/Real Estate Paralegal, 1993-1995
Gerald D. Robertson, P.C., Newport News, VA
Real Estate Paralegal/Office Manager, 1990-1993
Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C., Hampton, VA
Legal Secretary, 1988-1990