This year was extra special for Housing Finance Authority of Miami-Dade County (HFA) Board members and staff at the 2014 Florida Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities (Florida ALHFA) in Saint Augustine, Florida. The conference was a “swan song” event for HFA Director, Patricia Braynon, as she approaches retirement. She has attended this annual event for over 24 years. Ms. Braynon served as a Florida ALHFA Board member, President of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities (NALHFA) from 2007 to 2009 and as a Board member for Florida ALHFA for many years. “It has been like being a part of a family, said Ms. Braynon, I’m feeling a little bit like a “housing empty nester”.
Florida ALHFA President, WD Morris of the HFA of Orange County, and Florida ALHFA Board Member Rodney Fischer, Chairman of the Pinellas HFA, congratulate HFA Director, Patricia Braynon, for her many years of hard work and dedication to affordable housing! She received an award in honor of her impending retirement after over 24 years of service in affordable.
Always on the job, Ms. Braynon participated on a panel lauding the benefits of succession planning for organizations like Florida ALHFA member agencies. She shared her agency’s succession plan which was created in 2012 and implemented in 2013. The panel on succession planning was very popular and well attended at the housing conference in St. Augustine, Fl.
HFA Staff and Board members enjoyed the conference sessions and special events. For more information on the July 2014 conference or the Florida Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities, go to http://flalhfa.com/