Published DateLACONIA — A Gilford man with 25 years experience with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is the new executive director of the Laconia Housing Authority. Richard Weaver began work here on Feb. 11.
At NHHFA, Weaver was directly involved in the funding and monitoring of over 10,000 affordable housing units across the sate, utilizing a variety of debt and equity financing tools. Prior to his time at NHHFA, he worked for over seven years in the redevelopment division of the Manchester Housing Authority.
According to Laconia Housing Authority Board Chairman Robert Harrington, "Mr. Weaver brings a broad range of affordable housing experience to Laconia that will allow the housing authority to continue and to expand its role of providing housing and related services to Laconia's citizens most in need. We are excited that he has decided to continue his career in the affordable housing industry here in Laconia."
Weaver has an undergraduate degree in sociology from Colby College in Maine and a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina. He has been awarded several advanced learning certificates including Executive Leadership from the Notre Dame University and Supervisory Skills from the University of New Hampshire.
Weaver's civic involvement has included membership in several local community development organizations and the statewide Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee.
Weaver is a past member of the Gilford Zoning Board of Adjustment.