CHR Welcomes Norm Essey as New Board Member

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Community Housing and Resources (CHR) is pleased to welcome Norm Essey as the newest member of their Board of Directors. Essey is an attorney and former national manager in the commercial real estate and title business and currently maintains a consulting practice in his former industry space. He and his wife are long-time Sanibel visitors who now spend the majority of the year in residence here. Essey has most recently assisted CHR as a member of the Coast and Islands Community Land Trust Board, the entity that oversees CHR’s Limited Equity Ownership home program.

CHR’s Board of Directors leads the organization in its mission of providing affordable housing on Sanibel for our island community workforce and knows Essey will be a tremendously valuable addition. “I am honored to welcome Norm Essey to our Board of Directors,” shared CHR Board President, Richard Johnson. “This addition continues to deepen our bench as we serve our community through our housing initiatives.”

Essey has a long-standing interest in community affairs. Upon retiring here several years ago, he researched a number of civic groups and organizations to become more involved in in the Sanibel community and CHR seemed a logical fit given his real estate background and experience. “I believe strongly in the mission of CHR in assisting those in need of affordable housing on the island, and have been impressed by the level of commitment of the organization’s leadership,” said Essey. “I look forward to assisting in furthering the mission of CHR as a member of its board.”