It is a special honor and privilege to be named the President of the National Community Development Association. It is an immense privilege to follow in the footsteps of the Presidents that have helped shape NCDA. NCDA continues to serve as the premier national association to support local governments and policy makers on critical federal community development and housing programs. I am extremely fortunate to work with an incredibly dedicated board of directors, outstanding executive committee and tremendous staff, led by NCDA’s Executive Director, Vicki Watson.
The strength of NCDA has always been and remains our dedicated membership comprised of a wide variety of diversified backgrounds and individual expertise. To continue our success, it is important that NCDA continue to build on the membership and create new partnerships. I urge members to become more involved in NCDA by attending our conferences and training, joining a subcommittee, or reaching out to non-members to encourage them to join. We must work together to encourage each individual member to have a continued voice in the organization.
I look forward to working with the executive committee, board of directors, staff and members in the coming year to continue the exemplary work of the association and to continue to ensure NCDA remains the premier organization for community development and affordable housing professionals.
George Mensah (Miami, FL)