GREELEY, Colo. — The City of Greeley welcomes Deb Callies
as the Housing Director responsible for housing resiliency and strategic
planning for the city.
Callies’s professional background spans over twenty years
in housing management and development, workforce development, and Federal,
State, and local grant management. Her experience includes Housing Investment
Manager for the City of Longmont and previously the Housing Supervisor for the
Loveland Housing Authority.
Among her accomplishments, Callies has the ability to
develop and maintain collaborative relationships as demonstrated through
partnerships with the Boulder Broomfield Consortium and Boulder County Regional
Housing Partnership. Callies has also managed multiple Annual Action Plans for
HUD entitlement programs including projects that promote the creation and
preservation of affordable housing and furthering fair housing initiatives.
With the City of Greeley, Callies will lead the housing
efforts of our rapidly growing community. In this new position, she will be
responsible for the full spectrum of housing, from affordable housing to
executive-level housing. Additionally, Callies will lead strategic partnerships
with for-profit developers, business executives, new businesses considering
Greeley, bankers, and planners of high-end executive homes and communities.
“We are thrilled to have Deb as our new Housing Director,”
said City Manager Raymond Lee. “Deb’s extensive background in strategic
development will be instrumental in leading change and shaping planned growth
for the City of Greeley.”
Callies received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology right
here at the University of Northern Colorado. She has also completed a number of
certification programs covering a variety of housing knowledge, including
Housing Development Finance, Multifamily Housing Specialist, Housing Choice
Voucher (HCV) Occupancy Specialist, Developing and Managing Project-Based
Voucher (PBV) Specialist, and Supervision and Management.
“I look forward to serving the Greeley community through
strategic housing development and preservation, and in a way that is inclusive
of the full spectrum of housing needs - from affordable to executive,” said
Callies’s first day in her new role will be February 8.