Valley welcomes new Executive Director, Alexis Breiteneicher

An update from Valley Community Development:


Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to tell you that we have hired Alexis Breiteneicher as our next Executive Director. Alexis comes to Valley after almost eight years at Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), where she served as Director of Development. Before that, Alexis was the Development Manager for the Trustees of Reservations and worked for the Melville Charitable Trust in Boston. Alexis also has considerable experience working with non-profit organizations that support low-income communities, with an emphasis on finding solutions to homelessness. We are thrilled that, in Alexis, we have an Executive Director with local roots and experience and a proven track record in strengthening the economic well-being of our community. Our staff and board look forward to working with Alexis as Valley continues to build affordable housing, provide assistance to small businesses, and help people attain and retain homeownership. In accepting the position, Alexis told us: “I am excited to take this next step in my career with an organization so aligned with my beliefs and passions. Valley Community Development plays such an important role in expanding opportunities for valley residents. I look forward to working with an excellent staff and board towards an ever more equitable, viable, and vibrant local economic ecosystem.” Her start date is December 20, 2021, and her email will be ab@valleycdc.com. We extend a warm thank you to former Board president Peter Jessop, who served as Interim Executive Director prior to Alexis’s hire. With unfailing good nature and a sure hand, Peter steered the ship while the Board of Directors undertook the Executive Director search. We turn over to Alexis a strong, healthy organization well poised for the future. Best Regards, Madeline Weaver Blanchette President, Board of Directors