Katie Buckley

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Katie Buckley - Commissioner of Housing and Community Development (http://linkedin.com/in/katie-buckley-9bb03b60)

In January, 2017, Katie was appointed by Governor Phil Scott to serve as Commissioner for the Department of Housing and Community Development, in the Agency of Commerce and Community Development for the State of Vermont (http://accd.vermont.gov/about-us).  Under her leadership are: the Vermont Community Development Program (CDBG funding), Housing and Mobile Hime Parks, the Division for Historic Preservation and Community Planning and Revitalization.  She has served in a broad range of roles: Director of Parent Engagement for Vermont Academy, Town Administrator for the Town of Guilford, VT, Director of Housing Development for Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, as well as managed a multi-million dollar retail business on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, VT.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Preservation Trust of Vermont (Secretary), the award-winning community non-profit, Friends of Algiers Village, Inc. (Vice President, now emeritus), Broad Brook Community Center (founding member) and was a Commissioner for the Windham Regional Planning Commission.  She currently sits on the State of Vermont Downtown Development Board and is on the Board of Directors for Preservation Realty Holdings. Katie has a strong background in municipal government, community development, housing and historic preservation.  She is deeply committed to her community and is passionate about strengthening, protecting and revitalizing Vermont’s downtowns and village centers.  She lives in Guilford, VT with her two children and two dogs.  

Panel: What’s Old, What’s New and What’s Next: Vermont Housing Policy and Possibilities

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