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Florida Housing Coalition announces new leadership

Posted by Editor on September 14, 2018
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The Florida Housing Coalition (FHC) announced that Donald Hadsell, with the City of Sarasota, will serve as its new board chair. Hadsell succeeds outgoing chair, George Romagnoli.

Hadsell currently serves as the director of the Office of Housing and Community Development with the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County, and is responsible for administering federal and state grants for both jurisdictions.

The Florida Housing Coalition recently hosted its 31st Annual Statewide Affordable Housing Conference on Aug.27-29 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. It’s one of the largest statewide affordable housing conferences in the country with a focus on housing issues, and trends and innovations for housing professionals. Attendees include nonprofits, advocates, financial institutions and local, state and national government staff and officials.

“It is an honor to be chairman in a critical year for housing when we will be electing a new governor and new leadership in the Legislature,” said Hadsell. “The annual conference set a record for attendance showing that affordable housing is a priority in our local communities.”

In his new role as board chair, Hadsell will oversee the FHC Board and Board Committees, as well as serve as a spokesperson promoting and championing the FHC’s mission and work.

Additionally, he will work with FHC’s president/CEO, Jaimie Ross, to guide the Florida Housing Coalition in its mission to bring together housing advocates and resources so that all Floridians have a quality affordable home and suitable living environment.

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