At the Housing Council meeting last Friday Acting OHCS Director Rick Crager announced that with resignation of Nancy McLaughlin there were three Oregon Housing Council vacancies for positions held previously by Maggie LaMont, Francisco Lopez, and Nancy.
Rick announced that the Governor's Office has approved a nominee for one of those slots, Val Valfre, the Housing Authority Director for Washington County.
Val will be replacing Maggie LaMont, the NE Oregon Housing Authority Director, who is serving on a temporary extension until September, when Val's nomination is expected to be acted upon by the Oregon Senate.
I am pleased to hear that Val, a long time colleague, has been nominated to the Housing Council and I appreciate very much the long service of Maggie as a representative of PHA's on the Council and as Council President.
It has not yet been decided how the President of the Housing Council will be determined.
The Governor's website for Executive Appointments is HERE and I hope a concerted effort is made to recruit skilled replacements for the two remaining vacancies, including recruitment of minorities and women.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.