Regional Community Development Manager
800 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Janet Hamer is the regional community development manager at the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She primarily covers north, central, and southwest Florida. Hamer is a member of the Atlanta Fed's community and economic development (CED) team and helps promote effective community development lending and investment programs and fair lending throughout the district. She leads small business and microfinance lending initiatives and also has considerable expertise in the policy and practice that supports successful development of access to banking and financial stability community goals.
She joined the Atlanta Fed CED group in 2001. Hamer has over 25 years of experience in housing, community and economic development, and urban planning. Prior to joining the Fed, she served as chief of housing services for the Planning and Development Department of the city of Jacksonville and deputy director of the Community Development Department of the city of Daytona Beach.
Originally from Illinois, Hamer has a BA from Judson College in Elgin, Illinois, and an MA in public affairs from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. She is active in numerous community development and professional groups in Florida. She is past president of the Florida Community Development Association and has served on the board of directors since 1993. She also serves on the boards of Florida Jump$tart Coalition, Florida Supportive Housing Coalition, Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations (CDCs), and is the chair of the Florida Prosperity Partnership. In 2011, she received the Ron Smith Outstanding Accomplishment Award from the National Disability Institute for her work in improving the economic lives of Americans with disabilities. Additionally, she is a volunteer tax preparer for the Campaign for Working Families at the Dickerson Community Center in Daytona Beach.