Committees

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Housing Colorado wants to be the absolute best at what we do, but we can’t do it without you — our members. Each year, thousands of volunteer hours shape our core services, from the legislative and conference planning committees to robust educational programs. One of the best and most rewarding ways to maximize your membership is by joining a volunteer committee. Review Housing Colorado's Volunteer Handbook.

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Awards Committee
This committee interviews, reviews and makes Eagle Award recommendations to the Housing Colorado Board of Directors. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for a way to get more familiar with projects, programs and people in the affordable industry, 2) enjoy putting on an editor hat and writing up a story for an Eagle Award nominee and 3) are good at listening to an award nominee and uncovering key facts to help identify leaders in the affordable housing industry. Staff Organizer: Regan Robertson. 

Members: Posted Soon

Conference Planning Committee
The purpose of the Conference Planning Committee is to help plan and implement the Colorado Housing NOW! Conference. The annual conference attracts more than 850 attendees in 2017. Each volunteer is asked to join a subcommittee. Below are the subcommittee options. Staff Organizer: Regan Robertson. 

2018 Members So Far (Still Time to Sign Up!):
Carrie Kronberg, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing, Conference Co-Chair
Michael Thomas, Gershman Mortgage, Conference Co-Chair
Cathy Alderman, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Debbie Baca, BulSky Restoration Contractors
Robin Choate, Alliance Construction Solutions
Melissa Chung, Novogradac & Company
Kathie Gorham, Wells Fargo
Tim Gough, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing
Heather Grady, Insit
Stevi Gray, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Rodger Hara, Community Builders Realty Services
Emily Herr, Rubin Brown
Claudia Hurtado-Myers, Bright Future Foundation of Eagle County
Randy Kilbourn, Senior Housing Options
Tom Kimball, Land Title Guarantee Company
Randle Loeb, Community Advocate
Susan Lythgoe, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity of Colorado
Anthea Martin, Walker & Dunlop, Board of Directors Liaison
Drew McDowell, ICAST
Melissa McGinley, WORKSHOP8
Phuong Nguyen, CHFA
Jeff Nishita, Novogradac & Company
Alison O'Kelly, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing
Masouda Omar, CHFA
Melinda Pasquini, Polsinelli
Scott Rathburn, Apartment Appraisers & Consultants
Jim Rieker, Advantage Capital
Brian Sample, Mercy Loan Fund
Kim Snetzinger, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing
Doug Snyder, Volunteers of America, Board of Directors Liaison
Melissa Thate, Denver Office of Economic Development
Kim Thomas, Longmont Housing Authority

- Conference Publications Sub-Committee
This committee is responsible for the development and production of the conference registration mailer, attendee directory, final onsite conference program and other printed collateral. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for an chance to get creative with the conference theme to help develop graphics and collateral for the conference, 2) enjoy brainstorming, design, proofreading and producing materials that help conference attendees learn about the event and 3) are good at being creative and have an eye for detail.

Sub-Committee Members Posted Soon

- Conference Workshop Sub-Committee 
This committee works to ensure a broad audience has the opportunity to submit a proposal for conference workshops. Once proposals are submitted, the committee reviews proposals and makes final workshop selections. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for opportunities to address new and changing trends in the industry, 2) enjoy reading through workshop submissions and uncovering the possibilities and 3) are good at making choices for the good of conference attendees overall.

Sub-Committee Members Posted Soon

- Conference Special Events Sub-Committee: 
This committee plans all the general sessions at the annual conference, such as the opening and closing session, lunches and plenary sessions. The committee reviews keynote speaker options and makes final selections of speakers and/or panelists. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for a chance to identify top notch speakers, 2) enjoy looking through videos and finding speakers that fit the conference audience and 3) are good at making final selections and assisting with reaching out to big names.

Sub-Committee Members Posted Soon

Editorial Committee
The purpose of the Housing Colorado Editorial and Communications Committee is to contribute content for Housing Colorado communications include the eNews and Housing Colorado website. This committee meets quarterly throughout the year. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for opportunities to build and strengthen your skills in marketing, communications, and research, 2) enjoy analyzing numbers and data, writing, and conducting research to identify helpful resources online and 3) are good at identifying topics and resources that are relevant and timely for the affordable housing community. Staff organizer: Emily Nilsen.

2018 Members:
Jennifer Reed, Mercy Loan Fund, Committee Chair
Joe DelZotto, Delwest, Board of Directors Liaison 
Alison George, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing, Board of Directors Liaison 
Heather Grady, Insit
Melissa Green, RubinBrown
Emily Herr, RubinBrown
Patricia Hippe, CHFA, Board of Directors Liaison 
Randy Kilbourn, Senior Housing Options
Susan Lythgoe, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity
Jerilynn Martinez, CHFA
Katie McKenna, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Aaron Miripol, Urban Land Conservancy
Marshall Phillips, CohnReznick
Traci Stoffel, Colorado Municipal League 


Education Committee
This committee is responsible for the implementation of our monthly educational and networking opportunities. The committee meets quarterly to review proposals for educational events and finalize program content and speakers. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for an opportunity to shape Housing Colorado’s educational programs on a year-round basis, 2) enjoy seeking out hot topics in the affordable housing industry and getting people talking about them and 3) are good at building strong connections with a wide range of organizations. Staff organizer: Regan Robertson. 

2018 Members: 
Mary Anderies, Anderies Consulting
Leeanne Berry McDermott Properties
Sarah Blanchard, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing
Lisa Palmer, HomesFund
Treasa Burke, Faegre Baker Daniels
Amy Case, Grand Junction Housing Authority, Board of Directors Liaison
Erin Drake, Spirit Environmental
Emily Herr, RubinBrown
Tim Hoppin, Hunt Mortgage Group
Claudia Hurtado-Myers, Bright Future Foundation for Eagle County
Ryan Jones, RCH Jones Consulting
Jill Klosterman, Eagle County Housing Department, Board of Directors Liaison
Adam Kopp, Mercy Loan Fund
Artie Lehl, Douglas County Housing Authority
Peter LiFari, Adams County Housing Authority
Randle Loeb, Community Advocate
Drew McDowell, ICAST
Kris Medina, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Scott Puffer, Gardner Capital
Joseph, Sammartino, Hord Coplan Macht
Doug Snyder, Volunteers of America, Board of Directors Liaison
Belinda Waldron, CHFA

Legislative Committee
As a chartered committee authorized by the Housing Colorado Board of Directors, the Legislative Committee consists of industry professionals that are appointed by the board to monitor all legislation that impacts the development and preservation of affordable housing in Colorado. The Legislative Committee includes an industry diverse representation of members that lend their knowledge and experience to translate often complicated legislative proposals into real-world impacts that inform Housing Colorado’s position on specific bills. Legislative Committee appointments are made each November, if you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Sara Reynolds.

2018 Members:
Cathy Alderman, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Annie Bacci, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Beverley Dahan, InnovAge
Stefka Fanchi, Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, Board of Directors Liaison
Chris Gunlikson, Holland & Hart, Board of Directors Liaison 
Mike Kosdrosky, Apsen/Pitkin County Housing Authority
Taryn Lewis, Denver Urban Renewal Authority
Stella Madrid, Denver Housing Authority
Craig Maraschky, Housing Authority of the City of Aurora, Board of Directors Liaison
Jerilynn Martinez, CHFA
Neal Mendel, Mendel Development
Kate Peterson, Mercy Loan Fund
Elizabeth Salkind, Housing Solutions for the Southwest
Chuck Borgman, Board Member of Warren Village, Advisory Member
Melinda Pasquini, Polsinelli, Advisory Member
Tiana Patterson, Enterprise Community Partners, Advisory Member


Membership Committee
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to provide input, guidance and action to increase and retain organizational members of Housing Colorado. This committee meets once a month from July- March. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for a chance to be outgoing and reach out to existing or potential members, 2) enjoy connecting with other people and starting conversations, and 3) are good at time management, mail mergers, articulating the value of a membership association, and being an active Housing Colorado supporter. Staff Organizer: Emily Nilsen. 

2018 Members:
Brian Cohen, Taylor Kohrs, Committee Chair, Board of Directors Liaison
Debbie Baca, BluSky Renovation Contractors
Amy Case, Grand Junction Housing Authority, Board of Directors Liaison
Austyn Cromartie, Masters of Urban & Regional Planning Candidate
Jamie Goldman, Kephart
Sarah Geis, Keybank
Anthea Martin, Walker & Dunlop, Board of Directors Liaison

Sponsorship Committee
The purpose of this committee is to ensure that Housing Colorado has a broad range of organizational sponsors that represent industries and services that are of value to members. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for opportunities to be outgoing and make connections between companies and individuals to help them reach their goals, 2) enjoy connecting with other people and starting conversations and 3) are good at identifying potential sponsors for year-round events that members are eager to connect with, including the NOW! Conference. Staff Organizer: Emily Nilsen. 

2018 Members:
Jinnell Uribe, Denver Housing Authority, Committee Chair
Tamara Bujakowski, Brinkman Construction
Stefka Fanchi, Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, Board of Directors Liaison 
Anthea Martin, Walker & Dunlop, Board of Directors Liaison
Jim Rieker, Advantage Capital
Brian Sample, Mercy Loan Fund 


Young Professionals Committee

The purpose of this committee is to strategically plan the Young Professionals pilot program of 2018, including strategy, event topics, and marketing. This committee meets quarterly and only includes members under 40 years of age. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for opportunities to grow your network and provide opportunities to connect with others, 2) enjoy planning events and brainstorming and 3) are good at inviting others and marketing events. Staff Organizers: Emily Nilsen and Regan Robertson. |

2018 Members: 
Jon Allmandinger, RubinBrown
Nikki Brunswig, RBC Capital
Melissa Castillo, CHFA
Austyn Cromartie, Masters of Urban & Regional Planning Candidate
Haley Jordahl, Denver Office of Economic Development
Anthea Martin, Walker & Dunlop
Melissa McGinley, WORKSHOP8
Brian Reilly, Volunteers of America
Julianne Stern, Denver Office of Economic Development
Ben Taylor, Dominion Due Diligence Group
Katie Virbick, RubinBrown
Drew Weber, RubinBrown

 

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