Samuel J. Cullers

Samuel J. Cullers

Birth
Death 28 Sep 2005 (aged 87)
Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Other
Memorial ID 11855798 · View Source
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Samuel J. Cullers, who passed away on September 28, 2005, was born in Chicago, IL, and attended Tilden Technical High School, then Roosevelt College and Fisk University, Nashville, TN. With the support of a John Hay Whitney fellowship, he entered the graduate program in city and regional planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was the first African-American graduate. While at MIT, he was active in the New England Chapter of the American Institute of Planners (now APA). He has continued to be active in Association affairs throughout the years and formerly was a member of the Board, then First Vice President, and most recently continued to serve as a member of AICP Exam Specifications Committee and of APA Community Planning Team for Greensboro, NC.His professional career had been outstanding in terms of variety and accomplishment. Starting as Deputy Director of Redevelopment in Hartford, CT, he then went overseas as Senior Planner and subsequently Chief of Party for the Bangkok, Thailand, City Planning Project team. This was followed by an assignment as City Planning Advisor to the Ministry of Interior of Thailand. He then returned to Chicago as Director of the Community Renewal Program. He then was recruited to bring U.S. techniques to Canada and direct an Urban Renewal Study for the Metropolitan Toronto Planning Board for three years. At completion of this project he became Chief of Urban Planning for the State of Calif. State Office of Planning. After serving as Acting Director of the office, he was offered the position of Vice President, Planning and Environmental Affairs for Engineering Science, Inc. In 1972 he resigned to open the firm of Samuel J. Cullers & Assoc.Other professional activities have included Jury of Awards, CalChapter, APA Director, Sacramento Valley Section, Task Force of ALI Code, APA, Board of Directors, Council of State Planning Agencies, among others. He was elected to Lambda Alpha International, Honorary Land Economics Society, and was the founder of the Sacramento Chapter and served as International Vice President, West.Numerous community activities have included board membership and chairing such entities as the Red Cross, United Way, YMCA, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Urban League, NAACP, Symphony Board, and others. He has served as a Visiting Executive, International Executive Service Corps, to assist with economic development in Ozd, Hungary.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Geraldine Lewis Cullers, his sons Jim and Mark, and his daughters Jackie, and Adrienne.Private services by the Neptune Society and interment in Chicago, IL.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 11855798
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel J. Cullers (16 Jun 1918–28 Sep 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11855798, ; Maintained by dot (contributor 46604592) Cremated, Other.