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Cook County Accepting Applications for HRA Board Members

Aug 27, 2021 03:25PM ● By Editor

From Cook County MN - August 27, 2021

The Cook County Board of Commissioners is soliciting applications for County residents to serve on the newly-created Cook County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Board. The five-member HRA Board will be responsible for recruiting and overseeing the work of the HRA executive director. Together, the director and board will develop a housing strategy for the County and identify and secure funding for housing projects with the goal of increasing the availability of affordable housing for full-time County residents

Five board seats are available. and all interested residents are encouraged to apply. The County is especially interested in applicants who may have experience in the following areas:

  • Housing planning and development
  • Strategic planning
  • Public- or private-sector finance
  • Grant writing and management        

Ex officio members of the committee will include a county commissioner, the county administrator, and auditor/treasurer.

An application to be considered for membership can be downloaded from the County’s home page at Applications are due by close of business on Wednesday, September 22, and can be emailed to [email protected]. For more information, contact County Administrator James Joerke at [email protected] or 218-387-3687.

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