This month we are excited to run a special HAND Member Spotlight series in honor of our Housing Achievement Award recipients. We look forward to hearing more about our winners during the Annual Meeting, but please enjoy these weekly spotlights for now!
HAND’s 2015 President’s Choice Award goes to Walter Webdale, president and CEO of AHC Inc. For fifty years Walter has served in the affordable housing industry. He was just twenty-two when he and his brother, with capital borrowed from their grandmother, purchased and redeveloped an old stone barn into three townhouses in western New York. Firmly on the path of community development, Walter went on to hold leadership positions throughout New York state and then in his adopted home of Virginia, where he became the first director of the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development – a position he held for more than two decades. As the current head of AHC Inc., Walter has tripled its multifamily housing portfolio and helped the organization expand its geographic footprint to include properties in Baltimore and Montgomery County. Throughout his career, Walter has pioneered great change in our industry, and we are honored that he is the HAND 2015 President’s Choice Award recipient!