Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting: June 27, 2013 1715 W. Mountain Avenue 7:30 a.m.
Board of Commissioners
Susan Larson, Chairperson, is Executive Vice President of FirstBank. During her 18 years with the bank in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado, she has had a wide variety of responsibilities including personnel and bank management as well as consumer and commercial lending. Susan is a past member of the board of directors for Project Self-Sufficiency and Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center and currently serves on the board for the Front Range Community College Foundation. Through Susan’s extensive mortgage lending experience and working with affordable housing and down payment assistance programs, she is aware of and concerned about the need for affordable housing options in our community.
Cathy Mathis, Vice-Chairperson, is a project manager with The Birdsall Group, a Berthoud-based land planning / landscape architecture firm. She has close to 20 years of experience in land use planning in Northern Colorado and hopes that knowledge will be an asset to the future needs of the F.C.H.A. She also serves on the Chamber of Commerce’s Local Legislative Affairs Committee, and the Larimer County Partners Board of Directors. She is an active volunteer in the Poudre School District.
Lisa Poppaw, Commissioner, is a member of the Fort Collins City Council and a strong supporter of accessible, safe, affordable housing. In addition to serving on numerous community boards, she is the City Council liaison to the Affordable Housing Board and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Commission. During her time on the Council, Lisa's advocacy has resulted in CDBG funding for housing vouchers for the Community Dual Disorders Team program and additional affordable housing dollars being allocated in the City's 2008–2009 and 2010–2011 budgets. Her work is driven by the belief that housing is a fundamental human right.
Paul Schnaitter, Commissioner, is a Broker Associate/Partner at The Group Inc. Real Estate. Paul has served as Board Co-Chair of United Way of Larimer County Education Grant Investment Committee and is a Board Member of the President's Leadership Program and the Fort Collins Ram Network at Colorado State University where he received his undergraduate degree. He has also served on the Government Affairs committee for the Fort Collins Board of Realtors. He and his wife own and manage rental property in Northern Colorado and in Denver. He believes that providing safe, affordable housing is a core need for a healthy community. Paul began serving on the Board in 2012.
Jenne Snelling, Commissioner (resident representative), has worked at the United Way of Larimer County as the 2-1-1 Call Center Manager for over five years. As a single mother of five children, Jenne knows how vital affordable housing is to families and their ability to become self-sufficient. Jenne is passionate about helping people find the resources they need to improve their lives and about doing her part to make our community a better place to live.
David Bye, Commissioner, began serving on the Board in 2013. He retired from Colorado Legal Services in 2010. He was a staff attorney there for 15 years, and managing attorney for 10 years. David has extensive experience in landlord/tenant relations, as well as in federally subsi-dized housing matters, including Public Housing and Section 8 housing. He is familiar with HUD regulations relating to subsidized housing, and has an understanding of tenants' concerns and problems. David was also a member of the Neighbor to Neighbor Board, a non-profit organ-ization dedicated to providing low income housing.
A Board of Commissioners appointed by the City Council is vested with leadership, advocacy, policy and fiscal responsibility for the Housing Authority.