Falana Consulting Group
“Gerald A. Adams, Consultant”

Gerald A. Adams
Falana Consulting Group
P.O. Box 9504
Riviera Beach, Florida 33419-9504
Office # 561-601-1573
Home # 561-848-3389
Fax # 561-845-2358

Gerald Adams is a native Floridian who grew up in Lake Wales. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, he attended Bethune-Cookman University, in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He now resides in Riviera Beach with his wife of 41 years, Louise. He has three adult children.

His professional career began in the corporate world, holding various positions at ITT and RCA. After a short stint as a middle school science teacher, he began his public work with the Community Action Agency in Palm Beach County as its Deputy Director. This experience made him get involved in being an activist for equality for African Americans in Palm Beach County. He became the first Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Palm Beach County Government.

After leaving county government, he started a consulting firm specializing in personnel and organization structure. He also was elected to public office as a city council member in Riviera Beach. He serve four, two-year terms, being selected Chair three terms.

Mr. Adams was hired as Executive Director of the Minority Business Development Center, which he operated for six years. This resulted in many businesses getting started with counseling, training and start-up loans.

An opportunity to get into city management guided him to the Assistant City Manager’s position with the City of Riviera Beach. He eventually became the City Manager. He served the city for eight years. Mr. Adams was appointed by the Governor to the Palm Beach County Housing Authority and served on the board for twelve years, eight as Chair.

Mr. Adams became involved with the local Planning Council for the planning of healthcare and other service for people living with HIV/AIDS as the Program Director. His grant writing expertise assisted in getting the funding level increase by 25% over a two year period.

He retired as Assistant City Manager from the City of Belle Glade. He continues to stay involved, by serving as the Chair of the Riviera Beach Municipal Firefighters Pension Board. Mr. Adams is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Falana Consulting Group
Phone: (561) 371-4704
P.O. Box 9504
Riviera Beach, FL, 33419
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