The board of the Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority has designated Mark Charlie as the organization’s new president and CEO.
“I look forward to working with every tribe and their tribal members and addressing their housing needs. And I want to hear from them on what we’re doing and how we can improve,” Charlie said.
Charlie has worked with the Housing Authority for more than 20 years, beginning as Director of Housing Management in 1995, transitioning to Deputy Director, and then becoming Chief Financial Officer.
Charlie will replace current CEO and President Ron Hoffman who’s retiring from the Housing Authority after a more than 30-year tenure with the organization.
Charlie says he plans to continue Hoffman’s work.
“I think the previous President and CEO Ron Hoffman has done a fantastic job in building the Housing Authority and building programs," Charlie said. "He’s set a high standard for me to follow, and I expect to continue to do what he’s done for the Housing Authority.”
The board made their decision Thursday and is developing a transition plan. AVCP Housing Authority provides affordable housing for 51 tribes across the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.