Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces Four New
ATLANTA, December 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) today announced that it has appointed four members to its Affordable Housing Advisory Board (Council). The Board plays an important role in helping FHLBank Atlanta fulfill its mission of community lending and affordable housing, and works closely with the board and management of FHLBank Atlanta to ensure that community lending and funding needs housing communities in the Bank district are satisfied. The FHLBank Atlanta Board has 15 members.
Melissa Cook is the director of economic development for the city of Arab, Alabama. Ms. Cook’s economic development experience spans 28 years and includes chairmanship of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, which under her leadership has grown from a part-time volunteer organization to one with staff. full time who now represents more than 125 chambers of commerce across the state. Among her accomplishments and accolades, Ms. Cook was honored as Alabama State Chamber Professional of the Year and as Honorary Commander of the 14e Columbus Air Force Base Medical Support Group. In his current role with the city of Arab, his responsibilities include the coordination and administration of all grants related to economic development, historic preservation, infrastructure, transportation and community development. Ms. Cook has many professional affiliations such as the Alabama Economic Developers Association.
Patrice Gilmore is the National Supplier Diversity Manager for DPR Construction in the company’s Morrisville, NC office. Ms. Gilmore has over 20 years of diversity and inclusion (D&I) and business development experience. She has managed D&I efforts in many locations in the FHLBank Atlanta District including Washington, DC, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami and Orlando. Ms. Gilmore is a Certified Supplier Diversity Professional. His main accolades and leadership positions include the 40 Under 40 Leadership Award from the Triangle Business Journal; the Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award from the Women’s Transportation Seminar; Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Minority Contractors of North Carolina; member of the board of directors of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; and Vice-President, Triangle DEI Alliance, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. His experience includes leading D&I through full community engagement, including entrepreneur / supplier diversity, talent acquisition / retention and workforce development initiatives.
Bill Lazar is the Executive Director of St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP) in St. Augustine, Florida. He has worked with affordable non-profit housing programs for 30 years. Mr. Lazar founded SJHP in 1996 and under his leadership the organization has grown to provide a variety of affordable housing services, including home repair to over 100 households each year, financial literacy, shopping and the preservation of rental properties; and the purchase and renovation of single-family homes. houses with eco-certified standards. SJHP’s stated mission is to promote safe, decent and affordable housing in North Florida by connecting the public and private sectors on projects that create low- and moderate-income housing and by rebuilding homes and properties. neglected neighborhoods. SJHP has nationally recognized HUD advisory services staff specializing in seizure prevention. In addition, Mr. Lazar has been a director of the St. Johns Builders Council since 2003, twice as Chairman.
Tarvaris mccoy is a director of The Real McCoy Companies, LLC, where his responsibilities include providing real estate and community development advisory services and coordinating community economic development initiatives. Some of his important projects include the Hopewell Housing and Community Development Strategic Plan, and as director of community revitalization for the Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority (HRHA) in Hopewell, Virginia. Currently, Mr. McCoy is the Director of Development for HRHA. His development experience includes the use of federal and state housing programs. In addition, he is the Managing Director of Zoe House, LLC, whose stated mission is to provide quality housing and support to adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities or similar disorders and to improve their lives through support in the areas of mental health, physical health, finance, computer literacy, literacy and self-confidence.
About the Affordable Housing Advisory Council
The FHLBank Atlanta Affordable Housing Advisory Council includes 15 representatives from a diverse group of community and nonprofit organizations actively involved in providing or promoting low and moderate income housing and community loans in the District of FHLBank Atlanta. The Board advises the FHLBank Atlanta Board of Directors on how the Bank can improve the effectiveness of its housing finance and community lending mission.
About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively priced finance, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions secure affordable mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The members of the Bank (its shareholders and customers) are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions, and insurance companies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia. . FHLBank Atlanta is one of 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Since 1990, the FHLBanks have provided approximately $ 6.6 billion in Affordable Housing Program funds, helping more than 957,000 households.
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CONTACT: Peter E. Garuccio
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta