February 15, 2024


maria de cambra appointed to chfa’s board of directors

Maria De Cambra  headshot(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) congratulates Maria De Cambra, executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), on her appointment to its board of directors. CHFA’s 11-member board serves as its governing body and is tasked with furthering CHFA’s mission to strengthen Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. The board is comprised of the state auditor, a member of the governor’s cabinet, eight governor-appointed members confirmed by the state senate, and one member of the Colorado General Assembly.

De Cambra brings to CHFA a history of leadership, public service, and advocating for the development of affordable housing for Coloradans. Prior to joining DOLA as its executive director, De Cambra served as director of communications and community engagement for Governor Jared Polis as a member of the governor’s executive team. Before her tenure in the Polis administration, De Cambra was mayor pro tem for the City of Westminster, and a member of the Westminster City Council. In this role she served as Westminster City Council Liaison to the Affordable Housing Task Force, the Human Services Board, the Northern Area Transit Alliance, and the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee.

Born in Tallahassee, Florida, De Cambra grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, and later returned to the United States to attend college at The Ohio State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. She later attended and completed the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. Throughout her career, De Cambra has served on the board of directors for a variety of Colorado nonprofit organizations.