“I’ve been fortunate to work closely with Kenn for more than 18 years,” said HV President Nancy Owens. “All the Housing Vermont staff and board will miss working with Kenn; his warmth, good humor and intelligence improve our lives daily,” Nancy said.
Kenn came to Housing Vermont in December 2000 when he was asked to concentrate on increasing communications with local, state, and investor partners. When HV created the multi-investor Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund in 2003, Kenn added fund manager to his public policy and communications work.
A native Vermonter, Kenn returned to the state in 1978 to become executive director of the Winooski Housing Authority. He served ten years in that capacity before becoming the first executive director of the Lake Champlain Housing Development Corporation. Kenn left LCHDC to join Housing Vermont in December 2000.
“Working on affordable housing in Vermont has been rewarding on so many levels—the great work we all do together, the supportive environment, and wonderful folks you get to work with,” Kenn said. “I’m not leaving yet and look forward to more equity closings and ribbon cuttings in the next four months.”
Housing Vermont will be making a transition to new staffing over the next few months to maximize a smooth transition.