Mark Stivers has been named executive director of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, and Jeree Glasser-Hedrick has been named executive director of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee.
Both agencies are overseen by new state Treasurer John Chiang, who made the appointments.
“California has under-produced housing every single year since 1989,” he said in a prepared statement. “This shortage hinders companies’ ability to attract and retain employees, but also has repercussions for the health and education of our children, the environment, and our overall quality of life. The new housing team will help me tackle these issues and I’m looking forward to working with them.”
He added that starting at the end of January, he and his housing team will begin meeting with local government officials, developers, and other industry leaders. They will also meet with leaders of the state’s high-tech and life-sciences industries and other business sectors which have been particularly impacted by California’s affordable housing shortage. Open community forums will be scheduled for the late summer.
Stivers, 45, served 16 years as the housing consultant for the state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee and two years as a legislative aide in the Assembly. He has also worked for multiple housing counseling organizations in the Bay Area. He is a registered Democrat and a graduate of Yale University.
Glasser-Hedrick, 39, worked for nearly two years as a principal at JLG Consulting; a combination of 11 years at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, holding the position of program manager for six years; one year as a finance analyst at USA Property Fund; and as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A registered Democrat, Glasser-Hedrick has a bachelor's degree in economics from Santa Clara University and a master's degree in urban planning from the University of California at Los Angeles.