Staff

004Jeff WashburneCLCLT & NHSM Executive Director

Jeff Washburne has served as the Executive Director of the City of Lakes Community Land Trust since November of 2002 when he was hired as the first staff member for the organization with the goal of implementing the community vision of starting a Community Land Trust in Minneapolis. Jeff previously worked at Twin Cities Neighborhood Housing Services from 1997 – 2000 and 2001 – 2002, serving as the Executive Director the latter 2 years. Prior to his nonprofit housing experience, Jeff worked as a construction supervisor and trainer for a residential construction firm in South Korea, a YMCA Program Manager in New Mexico, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. Jeff holds a B.S. in Psychology from DePauw University and an M.A. in Public Administration from Hamline University. In February 2014, Jeff completed the 18-month NeighborWorks® Achieving Excellence in Community Development Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Jeff currently serves on the boards of the Minneapolis Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), Twin Cities Community Land Bank (TCCLB), and the Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition (MNCLTC). In addition to his passion for affordable homeownership, Jeff also enjoys cycling and has participated in many local cycling competitions. Jeff and his son live in the Harrison Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Send Jeff Washburne a message >

 

Staci HorwitzOperations Director

Staci Horwitz joined City of Lakes Community Land Trust in March of 2006 and serves as the Operations Director overseeing CLCLT’s day-to-day operations, property development initiatives, and grant-writing. Staci is also heavily involved in national and local conversations and community groups focusing on transit-oriented development (TOD) and commercial CLTs. Prior to her work with the CLCLT, Staci served as president of a small software technology firm, grant writing consultant, youth specialist, and medical sales consultant. Staci also has experience in nonprofit administration; program development, implementation and evaluation; small business financial management; contract management; computer network design and support; and facilitating workshops on financing, community land trust stewardship, and homeowner engagement. Outside of her work with the CLCLT, Staci has facilitated various workshops for NeighborWorks® America and the National CLT Network. Staci received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the College of St. Scholastica and spends her free time experimenting in cooking and enjoying all that the city of Minneapolis has to offer. Staci lives in North Minneapolis. Send Staci Horwitz a message.                                                                                                                            

Jennifer Sturtz, Program Manager

Jennifer came on staff with the CLCLT in 2013 as the CLCLT’s Program Manager. In this role, Jennifer facilitates homebuyer education orientations and workshops, assists buyers through the application and closing process, and works with existing CLCLT homeowners with inquiries into refinancing and resale of their homes. Prior to working at CLCLT, Jennifer worked in the public sector in the financial services and healthcare industries. Jennifer graduated with B.A.s in Religion and Elementary Education from Wartburg College and has recently begun learning how to knit. Send Jennifer Sturtz a message.

 

Karin WilliamsonKarin Williamson, CLCLT and NHSM Loan Administrator

Karin Williamson joined the CLCLT in July 2015 through the merger with Neighborhood Housing Services of Minneapolis (NHSM), where she had worked for 12 years previously in accounting, lending, servicing and human resource (HR) capacities. Karin is a seasoned accountant with several years of experience in both the for-profit and non-­profit sectors. Prior to working with CLCLT/NHSM, Karin oversaw office management and accounting activities in Virginia and Berlin, Germany. Karin enjoys many outdoor activities including bike rides and fishing. Karin received her B.A. in Accounting from the University of Maryland. Send Karin Williamson a message.

 

Sheng VangProgram Associate

Sheng Vang joined the CLCLT in 2016 as the Program Associate having worked in a volunteer capacity to assist the Operations Director since 2015. In her role as Program Associate, Sheng is responsible for front-desk responsibilities as well as office administration and management, and coordinating homeowner events and trainings. Sheng also utilizes her role as an existing CLCLT homeowner to advocate on behalf of the organization. Outside of work Sheng enjoys finding outlets for her creativity. Send Sheng Vang a message.

 



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