Jane Hamilton, 70, has retired as government director of Rebuilding Collectively Petaluma, the grant- and donation-funded nonprofit geared toward serving to older adults and residents with disabilities accomplish vital house repairs.
Began within the Nineteen Nineties as Christmas in April, Rebuilding Collectively Petaluma as soon as introduced collectively about 100 volunteers to deal with a sequence of tasks round city. However Hamilton, a former Petaluma Metropolis Council member, voted to approve funding for the group when it was established domestically, noticed extra potential within the group. After taking on in 2008, she and Program Supervisor Victoria O’Riley moved rapidly to broaden the nonprofit’s footprint.
“We instantly made it two large volunteer days per 12 months, after which we began doing year-round tasks,” Hamilton stated. “We greater than doubled the funds and greater than doubled the year-round tasks.”
At present, the nonprofit boasts a military of some 600 common volunteers, dependable HUD funding via the town of Petaluma and partnerships with house enchancment shops corresponding to Friedman’s and Lowe’s which have helped Rebuilding Collectively Petaluma assist tons of of residents up to now decade-plus.
Hamilton’s substitute is Drake Cunningham. He stated he’s looking forward to the return of huge, in-person volunteer tasks beginning in April. It will be the primary such giant volunteer gathering for the reason that fall of 2019 as a result of pandemic,
The nonprofit’s $500,000 to $1 million annual funds is partially supplemented by HUD funding, which ensures many of the tasks are for the advantage of older adults or residents who’ve disabilities.
The pinnacle of the Marin Housing Authority has resigned to guide the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority in Las Vegas.
The Marin Impartial Journal reported Dennis Rodoni, president of the Marin County Board of Supervisors, stated Lewis Jordan’s final day on the job was Dec. 31.
“I wish to thank Lewis Jordan for his service to the Housing Authority and respect his laborious work in these very difficult occasions,” Rodoni wrote.
His appointment as government director was confirmed on the Las Vegas authority’s Dec. 16 assembly, based on an audio recording posted by the company on-line.
The Marin Housing Authority is a public company ruled by a fee appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The fee consists of seven members – 5 supervisors and two public housing tenants. The authority oversees 496 public housing items, together with 296 at Golden Gate Village in Marin Metropolis, and a pair of,187 federal housing vouchers.