St. Paul, MN—Working with and, in fact, being directly accountable to residents has always been a source of pride for APAC staff. “The work we do isn’t a guess at what we think is important to manufactured home park residents. Our board is entirely comprised of park residents. They tell us what’s important to them and we do it!” said Dave Anderson, APAC’s executive director since 2004.
Dave has worked and volunteered in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. Previously, he was executive director of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG), interim executive director of the Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA), associate state director of the Minnesota Senior Federation, and national project director for the National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA). Dave has a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Leadership at the University of St. Thomas.
In 2014, Thomas Siburg joined APAC as a community organizer / tenant advocate. Thomas graduates from the University of Minnesota in May with a Master of Social Work and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
Jacki DeVore has been a resident member, board member, and volunteer since 2011. She assumed the Office Support / Tenant Advocate role in 2013. Jacki is currently the Midwest Area Vice President for the National Manufactured Home Owners Association (NMHOA) and an officer of the Arden Manor Resident Association.
In early 2015, Jonathan Cowgill also joined APAC as a community organizer / tenant advocate. He is a Master of Urban and Regional Planning candidate at the University of MN.
APAC residents and staff would like to thank other community organizers, tenant advocates, and student interns who have come and gone in recent years, including Katherine Nguyen, Julie Vang, Delema Dionne, Tim Dubis, Michael Logan, and Robert Ties.