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Thursday, April 19, 2018

陳潔瀅將出任麻州住宅及發展署副署長

陳潔瀅。(圖片由州政府提供)

(Boston Orange 周菊子整理報導)麻州州政府即將新增一名亞裔高官。曾任亞美社區發展協會行政主任的陳潔瀅(Janelle Chan)將於423日調升麻州住宅及社區發展署副署長。
麻州州長的住宅及經濟發展辦公室今(19)日宣佈,指派陳潔瀅出任住宅及社區發展副署長(undersecretary for Housing and Community Development),監管麻州的可負擔住宅,社區服務,以及流浪漢援助等項目。新職從423日起生效。
陳潔瀅於2016年加入麻州政府,在麻州灣運輸局(MBTA)擔任物業長(chief of real estate),推動該局鄰近地鐵站的土地發展。更早之前,她在位於波士頓華埠的亞美社區發展協會工作了六年,依序出任住宅發展長及行政主任。
麻州住宅及社區發展署的前任副署長為Chrystal Kornegay,現已轉往為可負擔住宅提供財務支援的麻州住宅(MassHousing),出任主管。
麻州住宅及經濟發展辦公室首長Jay Ash在任命宣佈中表示,可負擔住宅一直是貝克(Baker)政府的施政重心,陳潔瀅在可負擔住宅方面有獨特資質,將可協助州政府增建可負擔住宅。
陳潔瀅畢業於加州柏克萊大學的族裔研究系,副修公共政策,是哈佛大學設計研究院的羅布學者(Loeb Fellow),獲有麻省理工學院城市計畫碩士學位。


下為麻州州政府新聞稿:

Secretary Ash Names Undersecretary Housing and Community Development
BOSTON – April 19, 2018 – The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development has announced Janelle Chan as Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development, effective April 23rd.
 “I am pleased to welcome Janelle to the team,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. Title: Janelle Chan“Janelle’s leadership in housing, real estate development, and community engagement makes her uniquely qualified to take the helm of the Department of Housing and Community Development. The Baker-Polito Administration has prioritized increased housing production, particularly new affordable housing, recognizing the benefits it will bring to the Commonwealth and to ensuring Massachusetts remains a top place to live, work, and raise a family. I am confident Janelle will bring exceptional expertise and commitment to this major effort."
Chan joined the Baker-Polito administration in 2016 as the Chief of Real Estate for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). In that role, she managed real estate and asset development in line with the Open for Business initiative, which allows for transit-oriented development projects on MBTA land. The MBTA is one of the largest landowners in the state. Prior to joining the MBTA, Chan was executive director at Asian Community Development Corporation.
 “I am thrilled to take on this new role,” said Chan. “I started my career in Massachusetts as a community advocate and urban planner, leading the Asian Community Development Corporation   Janelle Chanand taking significant housing development projects from concept to reality, so it is a tremendous opportunity to work on housing matters at the state level. I'll also draw from my time in the Baker-Polito administration managing the MBTA's real estate portfolio.  I am honored to now play a leading role in advancing the administration’s efforts to create more affordable housing options, working across the Commonwealth to support all of our communities.”
In her new role, Chan will lead a department that works with community and business partners to provide affordable housing options, financial assistance, community services, and other support to Massachusetts communities. She will design and implement housing and community development policy for the Commonwealth, including affordable housing development, public housing, federal housing and community development programs such as Community Development Block Grant and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and the emergency assistance system for homeless families and individuals.
About Janelle Chan:
Janelle Chan joined the Baker-Polito administration in 2016 as the Chief of Real Estate for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and managed an extensive real estate and asset portfolio. Previously, Chan was executive director at Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC), where she maintained a real estate portfolio of over $120MM in housing and commercial real estate; oversaw the real estate development pipeline, which included the development of the One Greenway mixed-use, mixed-income development with 345 units of both affordable and market rate housing in downtown Boston; and managed the Participatory Chinatown project along with other community-capacity building programs such as housing counseling. Chan is a LEED Accredited Professional in sustainable development. She was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, earned a Master in City Planning degree from M.I.T. with a specialization in Housing, Community, and Economic Development, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies with a minor in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

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