After a 3-month search, the Chelan Valley Housing Trust has a new executive director. Scott Meyers has been officially hired to lead the nonprofit.
A former auditor at Deloitte & Touche, Meyers has designed and built homes and acted as an advisor on real estate transactions. He has close community ties, having been a Manson High School assistant football coach and the owner of Lake Chelan Cheese for ten years, including the eight years he and his wife operated it within Lake Chelan Winery.
In a statement, Housing Trust Dirrector Rachel Goldie called Meyers a very capable individual with not only the financial expertise needed to steer the Housing Trust but also outstanding people skills along with a deep passion for the betterment of our community.”
Meyers takes over the Housing Trust at a pivotal point in its five-year history; they are announcing a new community of six attached townhomes in downtown Chelan. Located at the corner of Nixon and Emerson, the homes are expected to be finished this year, and priced affordable to local income earners making 100% of Area Median Income or less. Located just up the road from the Trust’s first community, Emerson Village, this new development will help the City reach its goal of increased density in the downtown area.
The donors of the property, Charlie and Debbie Guildner, have offered to hold a note for the full purchase price of the property, allowing the Housing Trust to get started as soon as possible.