Colorado Affordable Housing Nonprofit Selects New Executive

Colorado Affordable Housing Nonprofit Selects New Executive

The Nonprofit Leadership Search and Support team at Third Sector Company is proud to announce that Emilee Powell is the next Executive Director of Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC) in Grand Junction, Colorado.


The Board of Directors and staff of HRWC are very excited to welcome Emilee. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the table not only to HRWC but to Western Colorado. With the lack of housing and affordable housing at a crisis in Colorado and across the nation, Emilee’s experience and her work around housing policy is vital as HRWC moves forward as a leader and collaborator in the affordable housing arena.

We are very pleased to announce this appointment, and are excited for a new chapter to begin,” said Board President, Mark Luff.


The Board was extremely pleased with the process utilized by Third Sector Company for our search for a new Executive Director. Their step-by-step process took us from the initial recruitment of qualified candidates, interviewing potential candidates, narrowing the field down to our final candidates, and providing follow-up assistance after we hired our new Executive Director. The Board considers their insight and guidance in the process invaluable, and is very grateful for their expertise and assistance.


Emilee has worked in the affordable housing and community development field for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Housing Resources of Western Colorado, Emilee worked on the National Initiatives team at NeighborWorks America, supporting Community Development Financial Institutions to build their organizational capacity. She served in leadership positions for two other local affordable housing organizations, Homewise and NeighborWorks Sacramento, in roles covering public policy, real estate development, community lending, organizational finance, operations, grant writing, and loan fund management.


Prior to entering the nonprofit world, Emilee worked in the California State Assembly with a focus on housing and local government issues. She is a graduate of the University of California Davis and a former Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow.


I’m honored to be joining Housing Resources of Western Colorado, an organization with an impressive history of responding to the community’s changing needs,” said Emilee. “Housing is the foundation for strong communities and thriving families, and I’m excited to be working with an exceptional team of people who share my passion for housing and community development.”


All of the Third Sector Company community sends our very best to Emilee and Housing Resources of Western Colorado in providing affordable housing that strengthens communities and helps people to thrive!


Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide housing and housing services that create stable, sustainable Western Colorado homes. HRWC builds stronger communities by providing attainable housing, energy efficiency, education, renovation programs, and community building and engagement to the residents of Western Colorado. HRWC has been a vital part of Western Colorado for 44 years.


Third Sector Company, in association with Jan Glick & Associates, is delighted to support organizations like HRWC. Since its inception in 2002, Third Sector Company’s mission has been firmly rooted in providing leadership continuity solutions to the nonprofit sector. Like all of our services, Nonprofit Leadership Search and Support was created by nonprofit executives to be of benefit to our peers and to the entire nonprofit sector.


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