Lamoille Housing Partnership names David Ford new president

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MORRISVILLE — The Lamoille Housing Partnership recently announced the recent appointment of David Ford as the new President of the affordable housing organization’s Board of Trustees, as well as Tess Milner and a Lamoille Community House (LCH) representative who join the Board of Trustees as two new Members at Large.

“I am honored to have been selected and supported by my fellow LHP Board of Trustees, as well as LHP staff, to serve as President of the LHP Board,” says Ford. “I care deeply about the quality of life in local communities, and I’m concerned about the Lamoille region’s increasing need for affordable housing. I view my new role as an important way to help our communities come together to support the housing needs of local residents.”

Ford was elected to the LHP Board of Trustees in 2016. Prior to being nominated as the Board’s incoming President, he served as Vice President.

Before retiring, Ford’s two decade career in education saw him as Co-Superintendent as well as Principal at local schools including Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union and Hazen Union School in Hardwick, and Craftsbury Schools in Craftsbury. Ford lives in Morrisville with his wife, Nancy.

Ford accepted the role from outgoing President, Davis Koier, who will stay on the housing partnership’s Board for another year as a Member at Large.

New additions to LHP’s Board of Trustees also included Tess Milner of Johnson, as well as a representative from LCH, the Hyde Park shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Milner is the Office Manager at the Lamoille Chamber of Commerce, and oversees the economic development organization’s communications and membership.

With a genuine love and compassion for helping others, Milner also works at the Clarina Howard Nichols Center, a local nonprofit that works to end sexual violence in Lamoille County.

Milner resides in Johnson with her family.

LHP provides long term housing for low and moderate income individuals in Lamoille County and Hardwick, including to individuals who have experienced homelessness, while LCH offers emergency shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness between November and April.

The Lamoille Housing Partnership develops, rehabilitates, and maintains a safe, decent, energy efficient affordable housing through rental, home ownership, and other means to low and moderate income persons and families living within Lamoille County and the Town of Hardwick.