Friday, September 23, 2011

Housing Authority hires new leader

David Patrie named executive administrator

Express Staff Writer

David Patrie

Civil engineer David Patrie recently joined the Blaine County Housing Authority as executive administrator, taking the place of Kathy Grotto, who moved to a position at Blaine County Land Use and Building Services.

Patrie moved to the Wood River Valley in 1998, working for U.S. West/Qwest and Benchmark Associates. He recently returned from two years in London working for Meeres Civil Engineering while his wife, Amanda Breen, studied for an international law degree.

The couple live in Ketchum.

"I am excited to join BCHA at this time," Patrie said. "I have always been a supporter of community housing and I am looking forward to working with BCHA and the community to ensure housing options in our great valley are accessible to everyone in the community."

Before his stint in the U.K., Patrie was project engineer/project manager for Benchmark Associates, managing the land planning, annexation, civil engineering and entitlement processes for land and hotel development projects throughout Blaine County.

Patrie was a founding volunteer member of the Affordable Workforce Housing Committee, a sub-committee of the Ketchum Community Development Corp., and a volunteer for the Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.

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