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Housing Heros Story Series 3 of 4 | Kimball

Blog, News & Events on January 31st. Comments Off on Housing Heros Story Series 3 of 4 | Kimball

After learning about the role of code enforcement officers
at a RuralX breakout session in 2016, Anita Holan decided to pursue the idea in
her own community of Kimball, where she serves as the Economic Development
Director.

“The more attractive a town is, the easier it is to recruit
and retain businesses,” she explains. “Quality housing is important to the
vitality  of a community, and therefore
becomes important to my job in economic development.”

While at RuralX, Anita heard about Mike Olsen, a code
enforcement officer contracted in several rural communities around the area. She
talked with Mike about the needs in Kimball, and a few months later, he presented
his information to the City Council. In August 2017,
he was officially hired.

The first step in the code enforcement process involved having
Mike assess all the properties within the Kimball city limits and writing up a
list of homeowners in violation of various … Read More »


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