VHFA Board issues resolution in honor of Sarah Carpenter

By: Mia Watson

Earlier this week, VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter was honored by the VHFA Board of Commissioners with a resolution in recognition of her 20 years of service as head of the agency.

L. Randolph Amis, Chair of Board of Directors, praised Carpenter for her “grace, good humor, and dogged resolution” in her leadership of VHFA and her advocacy for affordable housing.

The resolution reads:

“WHEREAS, Sarah Carpenter has served Vermont’s housing community for over three decades as a developer, funder and financier impacting more than 10,000 households; and

WHEREAS, Sarah’s efforts and leadership transformed Vermont’s discussion of how to provide supportive housing for its most vulnerable citizens; and

WHEREAS, Sarah fearlessly took on NIMBYism in Burlington, Woodstock and other communities; and

WHEREAS, Sarah, through her work on the NCSHA Board, has provided national leadership helping to successfully expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; and

WHEREAS, Sarah has been an effective mentor to the next generation of Vermont’s housing leaders; and

WHEREAS, Sarah led VHFA through both its best and most productive years and difficult times after the housing collapse of 2008 with grace, good humor and dogged determination;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the VHFA Board of Commissioners thanks Sarah for her extraordinary dedication and leadership and declares Sarah a friend of great distinction for Vermont’s affordable housing community and wishes here great joy and wonderful travel in her retirement.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the approved Resolution of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency Board of Commissioners meeting held on December 6, 2018 at Burlington, Vermont.”                                                   

                                                                                                                L. Randolph Amis

                                                                                                                Chair of Board of Directors

                                                                                                                Vermont Housing Finance Agency