[This is a guest post by CEDAM Board President Marc Craig.]

On behalf of the CEDAM Board of Directors, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jamie Schriner-Hooper to the position of CEDAM Executive Director effective August 9, 2010. Jamie succeeds Angie Gaabo who leaves CEDAM at the end of this month to pursue other endeavors and focus on family.

Jamie comes to CEDAM with experience and enthusiasm for community economic development-most recently working as an Organizational Specialist for the Michigan Main Street Center at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).  Before that, Jamie was Executive Director of the Old Town Commercial Association in Lansing, and she and her husband work in their spare time to renovate important commercial buildings in the Lansing area to get them back into productive use.

The Search Committee of CEDAM’s Board of Directors was impressed with Jamie’s energy and perspective on the importance of our industry to create vibrant, healthy communities, and to address the needs of our most vulnerable citizens.  We see Jamie’s move to CEDAM as a great opportunity to build on the work that Angie has done to build the capacity and reputation of CEDAM and move to a new level of partnership and impact in these challenging times.

Please join me and the CEDAM Board of Directors and staff in welcoming Jamie to the CEDAM team!

Sincerely,

Marc Craig
President, Community Housing Network, Troy
President, CEDAM Board of Directors

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