20140407_NEP-CEI_0726It is a pleasure to announce Stephen Cole has joined MCH as Housing Director.  Stephen is a community development professional with extensive experience in the non-profit sector.  He was a Senior Planner with the State Planning Office, followed by sixteen years with CEI, first leading the Natural Resources and Sustainable Communities program, then CEI’s Energy and Environment efforts.  He is involved with civic groups in the Damariscotta area and previously was a member of the Coastal Trans Board of Directors.  In addition, Steve has consulted on a number of economic development projects along the Maine coast, written three books and numerous articles.  He comes to MCH recommended as a thoughtful, sensitive and consistent leader.
The Housing Director position has been vacant since the promotion of Liz Schuh to Executive Director last fall. Liz has expressed her gratitude to former Housing Director Judy Smith who filled in temporarily and to the Housing staff who have demonstrated their knowledge and devotion during this period. Steve will be working approximately 20 hours/week on a schedule to be determined.  For more information on the Housing Program, see MCH Housing.
Steve may be contacted at scole@mchinc.org or 594-1162.