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​April 4, 2019

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Announces 2019 Board Chair and New Cabinet Appointment


Megan Herrera​

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce that Gov. Jared Polis has appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Rick Garcia, to serve on its board of directors. In addition, current CHFA board member and former Colorado State Representative, Max Tyler, has been named board chair for the 2019-2020 board term. CHFA’s 11-member board serves as the governing body of the organization and establishes policies to further its mission of affordable housing and community development.

Former state representative Max Tyler was a member of the Colorado General Assembly from 2009 to 2016, representing House District 23. During his tenure, Tyler served as chairman of the House Transportation and Energy Committee and vice chair of the Joint Technology Committee. Tyler has a background as a small business owner and served on the board of directors for the Denver Chamber of Commerce. Tyler has served on CHFA’s board since 2015.

Director Garcia was appointed executive director of DOLA by Gov. Polis and confirmed by the Colorado Senate in January 2019. Rick comes to DOLA with over 25 years of community and economic development, housing, and private-sector experiences. His public-sector background spans federal, state, and local governments.