We need your help to identify the future leaders of affordable housing and community development.

Do you know someone under the age of 35 who has what it takes to be an outstanding leader in the affordable housing and community development industry? AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE is looking to profile those young leaders. But we cannot do this without your input.

Think about the young people you have met in your work and help us identify those special individuals who you think can build organizations, lead programs, usher in new ways of doing things, and solve common problems. We are looking for people from all disciplines, whether its development, finance, law, accounting, or government program administration.

They don't have to be workaholics, but they need to be dedicated and hardworking people who have demonstrated that they are committed to the mission of affordable housing and community development.

They don't need to have positions of great authority at this time. We are looking for people who have already advanced in their career but still have a long way to go.

To nominate someone, please write a memo that explains why you think the person has leadership ability, making sure to tell us the following:

  • Where they work and job title
  • How you know them, and for how long
  • How long they have worked in the industry
  • What qualities make them potential leaders
  • What you know about their philosophy, purpose, or career goals
  • Outstanding specific accomplishments that show leadership skill
  • Their age, if you know it
  • Their contact information

We suggest you keep your nominations confidential, as will we. We will be selective in determining who to profile in the magazine, so we don't want to raise anyone’s hopes. Nor do we want this to be viewed as a career-advancement or resume-building tool. We discourage people from nominating themselves.
Send nominations to Andre Shashaty atashashaty@hanleywood.com or fax to (415) 315-1248.