New Director Named for the Housing Corporation 

14.11.23 02:16 PM Comment(s)

Adam Goheen welcomed to the Housing Corporation. 

Prince Edward County has appointed a new director of housing.

The municipality announced on Wednesday that Adam Goheen will take the reins from Charles Dowdall who accepted an appointment to the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board in September.

"Adam has a proven track record of getting things done during his time with the County, drawing on his development experience and negotiation skills," said Marcia Wallace, Chief Administrative Officer.  "I am confident in Adam's ability to provide leadership and oversight on various projects that will increase the supply of affordable housing for the community."
Goheen joined the municipality in July 2020 as the Director of Operational Services, overseeing a number of municipal services including road maintenance and rehabilitation, environmental sustainability initiatives, solid waste services, and winter control. 
"I am excited to take on this new opportunity," Goheen expressed.  "The County has made progress in the area of affordable housing over the past several years thanks to the investments from council and the efforts of many individuals and organizations. While there is still work to do, we have a lot of momentum to build on as we work hard to open doors for members of the community."
The County's Housing Department oversees and implements initiatives that increase the supply of affordable housing and works to facilitate new affordable housing developments. The Director of Housing is the primary liaison with the Prince Edward County Affordable Housing Corporation, which supports developers interested in adding affordable housing in Prince Edward County. 
"Adam has earned the respect and trust of his colleagues across the municipality," said Mayor Steve Ferguson.  "His strong working relationships will allow him to make critical connections and draw on the strengths in many different departments in order to tackle this complex priority." "The Board for the Prince Edward County Affordable Housing Corporation looks forward to working closely with Adam to create more housing that makes a long-lasting difference in the lives of County residents," added Phil St-Jean, Board Chair and County Councillor for Picton Ward.  
Goheen begins his new role in January 2024.  The County will undertake the search for a new Director of Operational Services immediately.