DNDA Board Spotlight: Shannon Woodard – Board President

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Shannon is an incredibly proud parent to a precocious aspiring singer/songwriter, comic book artist, and comedian. They spend much of their time outside in the dirt and mud, dancing through puddles, and singing loud enough for all Delridge to hear. With her daughter by her side, Shannon works daily to be a housing-for-all champion. As a former single parent, affordable housing helped lift her into stability. That stability paved the way for who she has become today leaning into Mother Teresa’s quote, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

Shannon has almost two decades of finance experience, working in many different industries and with professional artists and designers. She is currently the Controller (fancy-pants-almost-accountant and the fuel that keeps the engine running) for Integra Property Group, an affordable housing developer with 38 Section 8 and 23 LIHTC properties in 17 different states. She is well-versed in LIHTC and Section 8 compliance, property development, and construction monitoring. Occasionally, you might find her reading IRS tax code for fun. She started her community organizing career in high school with the Future Homemakers of America, leading in the charge to change the name to Future Career and Community Leaders of America. She later went on to form a Diversity Task Force at her university in 2002, working with the administration to draw in and support more students of color. After college, before her daughter was born, she used her experience to support the Exposure Photography Collective and the Boulder Maker Space.

Shannon is speaking at Wine in the Woods, one of DNDA’s fundraisers in 2021.

When Shannon had the incredible fortune of being introduced to DNDA she was longing for community. Within the first few moments of joining the board, she knew she had found her people, a place to belong, and most importantly a place to be a force for change where she could use her experiences, professional and personal, to join in the effort to make Delridge a thriving community.