Athens-Clarke County Executive Blaine Williams announced that Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department Director Hayley Banerjee has resigned from her position, effective April 2. She accepted a position with the City of Atlanta.
“Hayley has helped guide Athens-Clarke County in managing the flow of millions of dollars in federal assistance to this community and partner organizations that provide direct services to many people,” Williams said. “We will miss his invaluable oversight to ensure the recipients were responsible and professional in their approach to the use of these funds and wish him well in his future career.”
By April 2, Williams will appoint an interim department chair who will serve until a director is named after a national search.
“While the past few years have been some of the most challenging this community has faced, I have been extremely grateful to lead the Department of Housing and Community Development in providing essential support to the Athens community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” Banerjee said. . “I have been continually impressed by the dedication of our staff and community partners to serve this community and have appreciated the role our service has played in serving the community’s most vulnerable residents during times of great uncertainty. . »
Banerjee has worked at HCD since 2016 and was appointed Director in December 2019. The mission of the Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is to provide funding for the creation and rehabilitation of affordable housing, promote and coordinate services for underprivileged populations. , and to promote economic mobility among residents of Athens-Clarke County.
For more information on the Department of Housing and Community Development, visit www.accgov.com/hcd