International Research and Global Exchange Committee
IRGE COMMITTEE MISSION
To promote and share global exchanges of information and develop relationships that assist the NAHRO membership and all those engaged in the development and operation of housing and community development programs.
IRGE COMMITTEE VISION
Vision – Just as every company in the world needs research and development to be aware of emerging trends and best practices, so should professional organizations. Housing and community revitalization needs are not addressed just through programs developed within the United States. Social housing and revitalization activities are found throughout the world.
Committee Role – The role of the IRGE Committee is to study these practices, with intention placed on both best practices and problems faced in other countries.
Committee Responsibilities – The IRGE Committee has a responsibility to serve as an ambassador and liaison to other countries. Further, the Committee has a responsibility to effectively communicate the results of research and observations to our membership and the communities we serve. In so doing, the IRGE Committee shall foster the highest standards of ethical behavior, service and accountability to ensure the public trust.
The International Committee shall be composed of three representatives from each Region to be selected according to procedures established by the Regional Council. If a corresponding regional International Committee exists, the three representatives shall be members of the committee and one of the three shall be the current Chair. An additional fourteen at-large members shall be appointed by the National President in consultation with the Regional Presidents. At least one presidential appointment shall be made from each Region. The President may, in addition to the at-large appointments, appoint as non-voting ad hoc members of the Committee representatives of international organizations, provided that the number of such additional non-voting ad hoc members serving at any time shall not exceed seven.
Chair Alan Zais SPHM, PHM Executive Director Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing Vice Chair Irma Gorham PHM Executive Director Housing Authority of the City of Patterson New England Regional Council Albert Ewing Joseph E. Gray Jr. Stephen A. Vadnais PHM Middle Atlantic Regional Council Don E. Bibb PHM Kerron R. Barnes Jeffrey Mosley Laurie Putscher Kim Y. Taylor Elizabeth Scott Glenn North Central Regional Council Ann McKenzie John Chow Southeastern Regional Council Sheldone Packer Alanda K. Richardson Patricia Allen Zsa Zsa Heard Jerome D. Ryans, NAHRO Fellow Southwest Regional Council Jeff Du Manoir Robin Walls MaryAnn Chavez Lopez Kia Fuller Scheherazade Perkins Pacific Southwest Regional Council Ramsey M. Jay PHM Elizabeth C. Morris Dawn Bonsu Pacific Northwest Regional Council Margaret Brammall Kurt Creager Joshua Crites, CSI HQS, CSO HCV, CSO PH Saeed Hajarizadeh Lloyd Halverson Mountain Plains Regional Council Tami Fischer Julie J. Brewen, PHM Donald May