Governor Sarah Palin has reappointed a Kodiak man to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s board of directors. Marty Shuravloff is the director of the Kodiak Island Housing Authority. He, along with Jo Heckman, the president and CEO of Denali State Bank in Fairbanks, were both reappointed on Friday.
Shuravloff has been executive director of the housing authority here since 1996. He has served as president of the Association of Alaska Housing Authorities, the National American Indian Housing Council board, and is a member of the National American Indian Housing Council’s board of directors. He has served on the corporation’s board since 2000, and was reappointed to a seat reserved for someone who is a rural Alaskan, or who has experience with a regional housing authority.
Heckman was first appointed to the corporation’s board in May, and was reappointed to a seat representing the finance or real estate industry.
The seven-member AHFC board provides mortgage loan financing, serving as the principal source of residential financing and functioning as a secondary mortgage market. Under federal programs, AHFC also operates the state’s public housing and subsidizes rents. The board consists of four members appointed by the governor, and the commissioners of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, the Department of Revenue and the Department of Health and Social Services.