Dugan named Deputy Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs

first_imgFollowing a stint as a research assistantfor UVM’s Department of Community Development and Applied Economics,Dugan spent six years working as a legislative liaison for the Vermont Leagueof Cities and Towns before joining DHCA in 2001. Dugan was promoted in 2002 to Directorof the Vermont Community Development Program; the program which administers thestate’s allocation of federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, approximately $8 millionannually. Dugan, 38, of Richmond,is a 1990 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, whereshe majored in Resource Economics and Political Science. She received herMaster of Public Administration from the University of Vermontin 1996. “I am very excited to haveMolly moving into this position,” Hall said. “She has been anoutstanding leader at the Vermont Community Development Program, and I’msure that she will continue her success as deputy of the entiredepartment.” Dugan replaces Jim Saudade, who waspromoted to deputy secretary under Kevin Dorn, Secretary of the Agency ofCommerce and Community Development, where the Department of Housing andCommunity Affairs is located. MONTPELIER, Vt. – Thehead of the state’s Community Development Program has been named DeputyCommissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs. — 30 —center_img During her tenure Dugan was involvedin the implementation of several high-profile projects involving CDBG funding,including the Winooski downtown redevelopment project. She administered a federal FmHAhousing and farm loan and grant program in New Hampshirebefore relocating to Vermontin 1993. While obtaining her graduate degree, she was an intern inthen-Governor Howard Dean’s office. Dugan named Deputy Commissioner ofHousing and Community Affairs Molly Dugan, who has worked in thedepartment since 2001, will take over the position on August 21, said DHCACommissioner John Hall. “I’m pleased and honoredto have this opportunity, and look forward to working with Commissioner Halland the entire Housing and Community Affairs team,” Dugan said.“This department is a critical part of the Agency’s and GovernorDouglas’ efforts to strengthen Vermont’scommunities.”last_img

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