Celebrating 2018 Regional Housing Leaders
The torrential rains last Thursday night didn’t stop housing professionals and friends from attending our 2018 Regional Housing Leaders Reception and Awards Ceremony to honor exceptional individuals and organizations in our industry. These leaders motivate, inspire and call upon all of us to act to create more equitable, inclusive, and thriving communities. We were proud to acknowledge their achievements, and to toast their accomplishments with housing colleagues from around the region.
Regional Housing Impact Leader
David Bowers, Enterprise Community Partners
Housing Hall of Fame
Fr. Gerard Creedon, former Pastor of Holy Family Church (posthumous)
Michael Scheurer, Cornerstones
William L. Berry Sustainable Communities Award
HomeAid Northern Virginia
Our keynote speaker for the evening was Mr. Leon Andrews, Director of the Race, Equity and Leadership Initiative at the National League of Cities. Leon engaged the audience in a moving conversation about equity and opportunity, and challenged us to address systemic racism and unconscious bias in our housing and community development work. This will certainly be a key component of the work we do at the Alliance as we move into 2019.
We want to acknowledge and thank all of our sponsors: VHDA – Signature Sponsor; Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BB&T, Enterprise, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia – Impact Sponsors; Bozzuto, Cornerstones, Citi, JBG Smith, Klein Hornig, NVBIA, Union Bank & Trust, and Quantum Real Estate Management – Regional Sponsors, AHC Inc, Alexandria Housing Development Corporation, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Catholics for Housing, HomeAid Northern Virginia and Wesley Housing – Nonprofit Sponsors. They all contributed to making this a successful event!