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December 12, 2012

Eye-popping Number of Projects

Filed under: Review and Compliance — Leslie Coburn @ 10:26 am

 

Mary Ann Heidemann, Leslie Coburn, and Kelly Gragg-Johnson

Mary Ann Heidemann, Leslie Coburn, and Kelly Gragg-Johnson

At the end of every fiscal year, the Compliance team sends a year’s worth of projects to archives to make room in its cramped files for another year’s worth of work—typically 3,000 to 4,000 projects.  Here, Manager Mary Ann Heidemann, Leslie Coburn, and Kelly Gragg-Johnson, with tears in their weary eyes, give a fond farewell to 15 boxes of projects from 2007.  For the past few years, camera-shy volunteer Kathy Matson has been preparing the boxes for their journey.  (We offered Kathy a Droopy Eyes disguise for her photo, but she didn’t go for it.)

 

The stack of boxes will be higher when the 2010 files are archived.  Federal stimulus funds (via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) caused the number of projects to spike to just over 5,000.  Residential rehabilitations and demolitions accounted for the majority of federal stimulus projects, followed closely by energy-related projects, such as small wind turbines, geothermal systems, and weatherization.

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