REMINDER: VAHC/VCEH annual meetings – 9/13 Randolph – VIP guests confirmed

Dear Coalition Members and Friends,

This is a quick reminder for next Wednesday’s Annual Joint Meeting of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness.  After lunch, the VAHC Annual Meeting and the VCEH monthly meeting will be held concurrently at the same location:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Our Lady of the Angels Church 43 Hebard Hill Rd, Randolph, VT (Directions below)

I hope you or someone from your organization can attend!!  We have some very special guests and exciting agenda items confirmed:

  1. Governor Phil Scott (confirmed for 11:15)

  2. Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe (confirmed for 10:10)

  3. House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (confirmed for 9:40)

  4. Representatives from our congressional offices will provide the latest updates from DC

  5. Networking Lunch (at 12 noon, $5 donation requested)

  6. VAHC Annual Meeting (12:45 – 2:00) & VCEH Monthly Meeting (12:45 – 2:00)

A detailed agenda for the meetings and background materials will go out as soon as they are finalized.

VAHC STEERING COMMITTEE & OFFICER ELECTIONS The Coalition by-laws allow for up to nine people to serve on the Steering Committee.  We are fortunate to have six current members willing to continue serving.  As a result, there are up to three potential vacancies on the Steering Committee.  We are fortunate to have Anna Herman from the Champlain Housing Trust willing to serve.  That leaves another two potential seats open.  Steering Committee members are reaching out to other potential candidates and may have additional nominees by next Wednesday.  The by-laws also permit nominations from the floor and call for direct election of officers by the membership.

Until further interested candidates emerge, the Steering Committee recommends that members elect the following slate:

  1. Ted Wimpey, Chair & Director, CVOEO Fair Housing Project

  2. Sara Kobylenski, Treasurer & Executive Director, Upper Valley Haven

  3. Cindy Reid, Secretary & Director of Development, Cathedral Square Corporation

  4. Ray Brewster, At Large Member & Independent Consultant

  5. Alison Friedkin, At Large Member & Director of Real Estate Development, Downstreet Housing & Community Development

  6. Patricia Tedesco, At Large Member & Home Access Program Coordinator, Vermont Center for Independent Living

  7. Anna Herman, At Large Member & Community Relations Specialist, Champlain Housing Trust

Click here for current and proposed Steering Committee bios.


  1. Take I-89 to Exit 4 and head toward Randolph (right off south bound exit ramp, left off north bound ramp)

  2. Follow Route 66 for about a half mile to Hebard Hill Road on your right

  3. Our Lady of the Angels is on the corner on the right

We will *not* be offering our usual call-in option for this meeting.

Hope to see you next Wednesday!

Erhard Mahnke ———————— VT Affordable Housing Coalition 802-660-9484 (wk) | 802-233-2902 (cell)

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