It is particularly humbling to serve as your president for the coming year. As many of you know, my grandmother, Jean MacDonald, was a trailblazing builder and developer. My father, Granger, began building homes when he was in high school and is a former president of this organization. I have a strong personal interest in seeing TAAHP prosper and affordable housing flourish in the coming year and beyond.
George Littlejohn has done an outstanding job leading the organization over the past year. I look forward to building on his accomplishments. We are fortunate to have his continuing counsel on the board as past president. We do have an experienced and enthusiastic board of directors to set association policy. It will be my pleasure to work with them.
My primary goals this year are to protect and promote quality, affordable housing while the Legislature is in session. We expect efforts to make finding development sites more difficult. This is not new and will be addressed by our volunteer legislative contacts and our lobby team. An issue that will receive substantial attention is the modification and implementation of the QAP. TAAHP’s QAP committee is already developing recommendations for improving TDHCA’s draft QAP.
TAAHP is your association. I urge you to be involved with the educational sessions and networking opportunities we provide. And I urge you especially to be alert when the Legislature comes to town.
Thank you for your support for TAAHP,