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T4 America co-chair appointed to HUD’s sustainable communities office

Shelly Poticha from Reconnecting America
Photo via Reconnecting America

Shelley Poticha, president of Reconnecting America and a co-chair of the Transportation for America campaign, has been appointed to be senior advisor of Sustainable Housing and Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

It’s a new office at HUD that would be created by legislation currently being assembled by HUD and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd. Among the other duties involved, she would be a HUD representative in the recently-announced EPA/HUD/DOT livable communities partnership.

From the Transportation for America statement:

“Shelley understands how transportation, housing, energy and environmental policies impact the real lives of people,” said James Corless, Director of Transportation for America. “She will be a powerful voice to ensure we make smarter investments at the federal level to make American communities safer, healthier and more prosperous.  We are sad to lose her leadership of our campaign, but are proud to see her take on this new and exciting challenge.”

We’ll have a full statement and press release up later today. UPDATED: Full T4 statement and release has been posted here.