Kitsap housing authority taps Tony Caldwell for new executive director
February 4, 2010 · Updated 10:54 AM
Independent News Sources
The Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority (KCCHA) has selected Tony Caldwell as its new Executive Director, taking the helm of the agency after series of controversies and setbacks.
“Given the Housing Authority’s financial situation, we are absolutely thrilled to have attracted someone of Tony’s caliber to this position,” said Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola, who serves as KCCHA board chair. “Tony impressed the selection committee with his knowledge, commitment, and passion for a challenge. Almost from the very beginning of the interview, we knew he was the person we wanted.”
Caldwell comes into the job with his eyes wide open and with a firm grasp of the challenges the agency faces, according to a press release.
Caldwell currently is the Chief Administrative and Operations Officer of the Housing Authority of Monterey County in California. In that position, he is responsible for overseeing all financial management, Section 8 property management, maintenance, as well as all informational services and processes, which include information technology, telephony, business process management and automation, and public relations for the agency.
Caldwell’s first day will be March 1, although he has already “hit the ground running,” working closely via telephone, email and over the Internet with KCCHA staff and board members. In his current position,
Caldwell was an integral part the Housing Authority Development Department having constructed a substantial amount of new affordable housing stock in all areas of Monterey County. “Tony’s experience in rehabbing and the creation of new public housing, fits the refocused mission of KCCHA like a glove,” said Coppola. “We are all eagerly looking forward to Tony stepping in and taking charge.”