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NCSHA, NEF honors three VHFA staff members

joe, sam & kimThree VHFA staff members will be honored during the Housing Credit Conference coming to Chicago, Ill.

National Equity Fund Inc. (NEF) and the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) will recognize those who've worked in the field of Housing Tax Credits for 15 or more years.

VHFA pays kudos to "stairmasters"

VHFA wrapped up its spring wellness program Friday. For the past four weeks, staffers have been logging the number of steps they climb during the course of the work day.

Collectively, participants climbed 5,510 flights — 53 percent more than our last stairs program in 2008.

Gutchell re-elected to CHT Board

cht logoMembers of Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) re-elected VHFA Controller Tim Gutchell to the CHT Board of Directors. Tim was also selected Treasurer for the Board.

Loller becomes VHRA VP

pat lollerVHFA Director of Administration Patricia Loller, PHR, was named Vice President of the Vermont Human Resource Association (VHRA).

Pat also continues her duties as Society for Human Resource Management Representative for VHRA.

VHFA wins worksite wellness recognition

health logoVHFA received the 2009 Recognition for Worksite Wellness from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

The awards, now in their 15th year, recognize Vermont individuals, organizations and employers that have made outstanding contributions to physical fitness and sports.

VHFA won a similar award last year, and the “Governor’s Star” the year before that.

Gutchell, Santerre mark 25 years at VHFA

cakeVHFA staff celebrated 25 years of service of two employees at this morning's staff meeting: Controller Tim Gutchell and Assistant Director of Homeownership Programs Jacklyn Santerre.

Congratulations, both!

Erhard Mahnke receives Leahy Leadership Award

erhard mahnkeThe Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) presented Erhard Mahnke with the Leahy Leadership Award this morning.

Erhard is coordinator of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) in Burlington, a member organization committed to ensuring all Vermonters have decent, safe and affordable housing.

Chittenden top VHFA participating lender

As a coda to our announcement a couple weeks ago regarding VHFA's top mortgage loan originators, today we named our top five participating lending institutions for fiscal year 2009:

  1. Chittenden Bank
  2. New England Federal Credit Union
  3. Universal Mortgage Corp.
  4. Mortgage Financial Services
  5. Heritage Family Credit Union

Sam Falzone celebrates 30 years

sam falzone

Staff gathered this morning to celebrate a milestone in tenure:

Today is the 30th anniversary of Director of Multifamily Programs Sam Falzone joining the Agency.

Congratulations, Sam!

Waterman top originator for Orange County

Don Waterman was named VHFA's top originator for Orange County for FY2009.

Don's with Wells River Savings Bank/Northeast Home Loan in Barton.

Congratulations, Don!


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