New Executive Director for Home Trust
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!