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KCDC STRATEGIC PLANNING DIRECTOR NAMED PRESIDENT OF TAHRA

October 16, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 16, 2013

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Contact: Amanda Shell
Moxley Carmichael
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Floyd350Joyce Floyd, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) Director of Strategic Planning and Special Projects, was recently elected President of the Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (TAHRA) to serve a two-year term that began this September.

TAHRA is the Tennessee chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), a nonprofit membership association made up of public housing and redevelopment authorities, including KCDC. TAHRA members provide affordable housing for more than 100,000 of Tennessee’s low and moderately low income residents, including children, senior citizens and disabled people.

As president, Floyd said she will focus on “making TAHRA a worthwhile financial and time-wise investment for its members; keeping its members informed of current and potential legislation that affects public housing and redevelopment authority members; and developing strong partnerships within the industry.”

Floyd has worked at KCDC for 25 years and has served in the industry for 30 years. She is currently chair of the strategic planning committee of both TAHRA and the Southeastern Regional Conference (SERC) of NAHRO, a post she has held for the past six years. She also serves on various national focus groups for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Floyd was appointed by the mayor of Sparta, Tenn., to the Board of Directors for the Sparta Housing Authority and serves as Board Chairman. She was also appointed to the City of Knoxville’s Stakeholder Council for the Knoxville IBM Smarter Cities Challenge. Floyd received her bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University.

Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville. KCDC’s mission is to improve and transform neighborhoods and communities by providing quality affordable housing, advancing development initiatives and fostering self-sufficiency. For more information, call 865-403-1100 or visit http://www.kcdc.org.