At the Family Housing Fund’s (FHFund) 2017 Annual Meeting on April 13th, the Board of Directors elected new officers for the upcoming year. All of the elections and appointments embody the strong public-private partnerships that are necessary to meet the FHFund’s vision that all families will have a home they can afford and a place from which they can prosper and contribute to the larger community.
Jim Roth, Executive Director of Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, was elected to a new three-year term and as the Chair of the Board. Roth has served on the FHFund Board since 2011.
Charles Hanley, Vice President/District Manager at U.S. Bank, was reelected as Vice-President/Treasurer. The Metropolitan Council appointed Hanley to the Board in 2006.
Senta Leff, Executive Director of Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless; Kristin Beckmann, Deputy Mayor – City of St Paul; and George Stone, Director – Minnesota CSH were elected as Vice Presidents of the Board. The City of Minneapolis appointed Leff to the Board in 2015; she Chairs the Resource Development Committee. The City of St. Paul appointed Beckmann to the Board in 2014; she Chairs the Nominating Committee. Stone has served on the Board since 2005 and was elected to a new three-year term at the Annual Meeting.
Miko Salone, FHFund Office Manager and Executive Assistant, was reelected as Secretary, a nonvoting role.
The Board also elected Doug Van Metre, Lead Regional Credit Officer at Wells Fargo, to a new three-year term. Van Meter has served on the Board since 2014.
The Board also elected two new members: Jennifer Anderson, Senior Vice President and CFO at Community Reinvestment Fund, and Nichol Beckstrand, President at Sunrise Banks.
The Board recognized Metropolitan Council Chairman Adam Duininck’s appointment of Gail Dorfman, Executive Director of St. Stephen’s Human Services, for a three-year term.
The Board and staff gratefully acknowledged the contributions of three departing members. Maureen Warren, Vice President and Chief Family Services Officer at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, left the Board after nine years of service. Warren had served as the Board Chair since 2011. Paul Williams, President and CEO at Project for Pride in Living, Inc., left the position of Vice President of the Board after 16 years of service. Peter Lindstrom, Mayor of Falcon Heights, left the Board after three years of service.
The FHFund Board can have up to 24 members. As a supporting organization of government, the FHFund Board is made up of both elected and appointed members. The FHFund Board elects eight members. The City of Minneapolis, City of St. Paul, Metropolitan Council, and Minnesota Housing appoint four members each. The Board recognizes these appointments. This unique structure positions the FHFund with the broad support and expertise necessary to help communities meet their affordable housing needs.
For more information and a complete list of members of the Board of Directors, please visit our Staff and Board page.