C. Sean Gilbert Wins NAHRO Emerging Leaders Award


Washington, D.C. (October 16, 2017) — C. Sean Gilbert, Senior Vice President for Housing for the Knoxville Community Development Corporation, has been named the recipient of the Emerging Leaders Award by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The award will be presented on October 28 at the 2017 NAHRO National Conference and Exhibition: Building Bridges to the Future, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

“We are glad to have this opportunity to recognize Sean’s commitment, both to NAHRO and to the affordable housing and community development industry in general.” said Adrianne Todman, NAHRO CEO. “We thank him for his service to the association and applaud his continued growth as both a local and national leader.”

In 2007, Gilbert participated in NAHRO’s Southeastern Regional Council’s (SERC) first “40 under 40” leadership class.  Since then, he has held several different positions, including the Community Revitalization and Development (CR&D) Committee Chair, CR&D Vice President, SERC Treasurer, and SERC Secretary. He will soon become the next SERC President for the 2017 - 2019 term -- the first "40 under 40" graduate to move into that position. During that same time, Gilbert continued his leadership growth at the national level, serving on the CR&D Committee, the Legislative Network, the Housing America Task Force, the NAHRO Member Services Committee and the Board of Governors.

The Emerging Leaders Award recognizes an individual who has been involved in NAHRO at the national, regional and/or chapter levels for at least five years and has distinguished him or herself as an emerging leader.

A PDF version of this release is available here.


NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of almost 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO's membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people.


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