From 1980-2010, Chris was the Executive Director of The Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority in Carlisle, PA. In that capacity he was involved with numerous initiatives, including affordable housing, downtown revitalization, and neighborhood conservation. Late in 2010, Chris and his wife, Candy, a retired schoolteacher, formed The Gulotta Group, LLC, a training and consultant venture. Current clients include Fayette County Community Action Agency, Northumberland City Housing Authority, and the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania. He has written several articles for the Pennsylvania Borough News magazine in the past few years about how communities can address the issue of blighted properties. He is also an adjunct professor at Dickinson College in Carlisle.
Chris has volunteered as a member of the Board of Directors of The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation and The Cumberland County Historical Society. He serves as chair of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Advisory Board.
He and his wife, Candy, recently relocated to Easton after living in Carlisle for forty-two years. Chris and Candy have two grown daughters: Jackie is married and works for the Somerset County, NJ Tourism Council; Maryann is a graduate student at Rutgers University in Urban Planning. Chris and Candy recently became grandparents to twin boys, Christopher and Kyle. When Chris isn’t working, he loves to read, garden, or travel, often incorporating a visit to a baseball park.
B.A., Dickinson College
J.D., Dickinson School of Law
M.A. (Urban Planning), Pennsylvania State University
Urban Planning and Policy Analysis
- Looking Ahead to the 2010 Census: Benchmarking Your Community for Proactive Community Development, PA Borough News, March 2010
- Working with a Non-Profit Development Corporation to Accomplish Targeted Community Development Priorities, PA Borough News, May 2010
- Remediating the Problem: Tools for developing an effective blight prevention and remediation strategy, PA Borough News, December 2010
- Healthy Steps-Keys to Successful Neighborhood Revitalization, PA Borough News, July 2011
New Tools to Address Blight presented at the Annual Municipal Legal Update, August 18, 2011.
- Keys to Neighborhood Revitalization presented at the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, March 24, 2011.
- Redeveloping Blighted Properties 3 hour seminar presented to PA State Association of Boroughs, September 8, 2010, Harrisburg, PA.
- Working with Community Banks presented at PA Housing Finance Agency State-wide Conference, April 26, 2007, Harrisburg, PA.
- Creating Successful, Sustaining Rural Housing Partnerships presented at PA Housing Alliance Homes Within Reach Conference, December 6, 2007, Harrisburg, PA.
- Challenges in Developing Affordable Rental Housing presented at Council of Federal Home Loan Banks, 2007, Washington, D.C
- Federal-State-Local Partnerships to Promote Community and Economic Developmentpresented to The Study of the U.S. Institute on Political Economy and the Global Economic System, June 27, 2006, Carlisle, PA.
- Pennsylvania’s First Affordable Green Building Housing Development presented at PA Housing Alliance Homes Within Reach Conference, December 2, 2005, Harrisburg, PA
- Basics of Affordable Housing Finance presented at Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh Workshop, February 18, 2004, Harrisburg, PA.