On Saturday, MACDC’s Board of Directors honored their President, Joe Kriesberg, for his 21 years of exceptional leadership. Gail Latimore, MACDC’s Board Chair, cited some of Joe’s many accomplishments, including developing the Mel King Institute for Community Building and the Innovation Forum, as well as his incredible focus and tenacity advocating for the successful passage of the Community Investment Tax Credit. This is perhaps his most significant contribution to the field, as the Community Investment Tax Credit program will inject $66 million in funds into CDCs across the Commonwealth over the next six years.
Joe has, also led numerous, successful, advocacy campaigns to pass legislation, secure funding and put policies in place to help make CDCs more effective and efficient, including the groundbreaking Insurance Industry Community Investment Act, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Small Business Technical Assistance Program, a comprehensive anti-foreclosure law, and a new law to help preserve “expiring-use” affordable rental developments.
In addition to his work in Massachusetts, Joe has taken a leadership role nationally as a founding member of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations.
Congratulations to Joe for this well-deserved honor.