Val Valfre Appointed Housing Services Director
For Immediate Release Friday, January 23, 2009
Washington County Administrator Robert Davis announced today that Adolph A. "Val" Valfre, Jr., will lead the county's Housing Services Department.
Valfre has held the position of interim director for the county department for the past several months. Prior to his interim appointment, he served for four years as the department's assistant director. The department has a mission to provide affordable housing opportunities to help break the cycle of poverty and improve the quality of life in the community.
Valfre came to Washington County after 11 years of service to local housing authorities and community development departments, primarily with the City of Tucson, Ariz., and the West Valley Housing Authority in Dallas, Ore. Before his government experience, Valfre served for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Valfre holds master's degrees in public administration, national security and strategic studies, business and human resource management. He also earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.
"Val is an experienced manager with expertise in an array of housing-related matters, from public housing to our 10-year Plan to End Homelessness," said County Administrator Robert Davis. "I am pleased that Val has chosen to continue leading the enormously important work of our Housing Services Department."
Washington County's Housing Services Department is responsible for 1,878 rental units of affordable housing, the distribution of 2,609 Section 8 vouchers through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ownership and maintenance of 247 units of public housing and participation in a multi-organizational partnership to address homelessness. The department is supported by an annual budget of $30 million and is staffed by 41 full-time employees
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