Governor Shumlin Announces Staffing Change


WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 7, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Peter Shumlin has announced the appointment of Josh Hanford as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

“For many years, Josh has been providing critical support to Vermont communities, helping them build affordable housing and developing vibrant local economies. I’m pleased he is joining the team,” said Shumlin.

Patricia Moulton, Secretary of Commerce and Community Development, added “Josh understands Vermont communities from the perspective of the municipality, business owners and the housing developers. He will continue to add insight and energy to our mission of improving the quality of life for all Vermonters and building strong communities.”

Hanford brings 16 years of experience in the community development field, serving the last nine years with DHCD as the Director of the Vermont Community Development Program. During his tenure he managed the award of more than $100 million in federal Community Development and Disaster Recovery grants to communities throughout VT. Josh lives in Rochester, VT with his wife and two children and enjoys fishing, skiing and mountain biking.

“I’m excited and thankful for the opportunity to work in a new capacity, with the incredible team here at the Agency, on the important issues we as Vermonters care about,” said Hanford.

Josh replaces Jennifer Hollar who recently stepped down to take a position at the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.

Contact: Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development; 802-828-5216; noelle.mackay (at) vermont (dot) gov


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