New Executive Director for Home Trust

Posted August 3, 2021 at 5:47 am by

Amanda Eichelberger - Contributed photo

The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust is pleased to announce the appoint­ment of Aman­da Eichel­berg­er as their new Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, effec­tive August 2, 2021.  Eichel­berg­er joins the Home Trust at a crit­i­cal time as they launch their new devel­op­ment, Hol­li­Walk, sched­uled to break ground in ear­ly 2022. 

Grant writ­ing, advo­ca­cy and expe­ri­ence in the Afford­able Hous­ing are­na are all skills that she brings to her new posi­tion.  Hav­ing worked as a Leg­isla­tive Aide to WA state Sen­a­tor Hasegawa, Eichel­berg­er knows her way around Olympia, and the paths nec­es­sary to trav­el for effec­tive advocacy.

Self-described as hav­ing “lived the afford­able hous­ing chal­lenges”, Aman­da has a pas­sion for the work and an under­stand­ing of the need for a vari­ety of solu­tions to the hous­ing afford­abil­i­ty sit­u­a­tion on San Juan Island for work­ing and retired islanders. She looks for­ward to work­ing with the Home Trust Staff and Board, and to reach­ing out to Town and Coun­ty Offi­cials, keep­ing them aware of the hur­dles that devel­op­ers of afford­able hous­ing on the island must overcome. 

She will seek part­ner­ships with oth­er non-prof­its on the island, where mutu­al efforts at prob­lem solv­ing will poten­tial­ly expand the reach of com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice efforts for each orga­ni­za­tion. Speak­ing with donors will also be a pri­or­i­ty, keep­ing them aware of the work of the Home Trust and seek­ing input on a vari­ety of issues.  In addi­tion, and per­haps most impor­tant, Aman­da will be meet­ing with our home own­ers, who are stew­ards of the neigh­bor­hoods and anchors in our community. 

The job is a chal­leng­ing one, but one which she wel­comes.  Please join us in wel­com­ing Aman­da as the new Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust, or bet­ter yet, drop in to the office and say “hel­lo”.  She would like that!

You can support the San Juan Update by doing business with our loyal advertisers, and by making a one-time contribution or a recurring donation.

No comments yet. Be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By submitting a comment you grant the San Juan Update a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate, irrelevant and contentious comments may not be published at an admin's discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Receive new post updates: Entries (RSS)
Receive followup comments updates: RSS 2.0