Breaking: Housing Authority’s Christine Walker announces resignation

By on July 16, 2014
TCHA executive director Christine Walker (pictured bottom right), will abandon her post at the Housing Authority beginning Oct. 1.

TCHA executive director Christine Walker (pictured bottom right), will depart from her post at the Housing Authority Oct. 1.

 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – During a meeting of the Teton County Housing Authority on Wednesday, executive director Christine Walker announced she will resign from her position, effective October 1.

Walker offered a teary eyed statement to board members and staff citing some of her accomplishments during her nine-year tenure at the helm of TCHA, such as affordable housing developments like Wilson Park, 525 Hall and The Grove and securing land for future housing developments on the West Bank and next to The Aspens. Walker also noted she is proud to have led the community to adopt a goal of housing 65 percent of the workforce locally.

News of Walker’s resignation comes at a time when the valley is facing a housing shortage that is affecting a broad swath of both short- and long-term residents – what Teton County Commissioner Paul Vogelheim deemed during the meeting as “a crisis for many sectors of the workforce.”

Read more about how the housing shortage is affecting locals here.

 

 

 


About Robyn Vincent

Robyn is the editor of Planet Jackson Hole Weekly and Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine. When she's not sweating deadlines, she likes to travel the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow her on Twitter @TheNomadicHeart

One Comment

  1. Mike Gierau

    July 17, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Sad news indeed. When you stop and look around you will see so many people who have been affected by Christene’s great work. Her devotion to affordable Housing has created so many opportunities for the people of Teton County it is impossible to calculate. Best to you Christine, from all of us who have had the honor to work with you and enjoy the benifets of your labor. I have a hunch that as time goes by your achievements will only grow in significance to Jackson Hole.

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