OPINION

Jamison Elected to National Housing Agency Board

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
Jamison Elected to National Housing Agency Board

Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Dave Jamison was recently elected to the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Board of Directors. The election was held during NCSHA’s 43rd Annual Conference, October 19-22 in New Orleans, LA.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve on the NCSHA Board of Directors to support their exceptional work in communicating the importance and far-reaching benefits that affordable housing programs have all across the country,” said Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Dave Jamison. “Affordable housing is central to thriving neighborhoods and communities as it provides many economic benefits and provides families with a stable place to call home, often resulting in higher educational achievement for children, proud neighborhoods and strong communities”

The National Council of State Housing Agencies – known as NCSHA – is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan association that advocates on behalf of housing finance agencies (HFAs) before Congress and the Administration for affordable housing resources. It represents the HFAs of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Membership also includes more than 300 affordable housing industry partners.

“I look forward to working with Dave Jamison, Executive Director of the Iowa Finance Authority and the other Board officers and directors as we continue our efforts on behalf of all of our members to protect and strengthen federal housing programs in response to the wide range of housing needs HFAs serve,” said Barbara Thompson, Executive Director of NCSHA.

Prior to being appointed Executive Director of the Iowa Finance Authority in 2011, Jamison served as Story County Treasurer for sixteen years. Jamison is an Iowa native, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of Iowa State University, where he received a BBA in Management. He also holds a Finance Master certificate from the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers (NACCTFO) through the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

While Treasurer, Mr. Jamison was President of the Iowa State County Treasurers Association, Co-Chair of the ISCTA web site task force that established the IowaTreasurers.org web site for all 99 county treasurers and Chair of the Education Committee for NACCTFO.

The Iowa Legislature created The Iowa Finance Authority, the state’s housing finance agency, in 1975 to undertake programs to assist in the attainment of housing for low-and moderate-income Iowans.