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Governor Names Acting Director for OHCS

Governor John Kitzhaber announced Rick Crager as the acting director for Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) in a February 15 press release. Outgoing OHCS Director Victor Merced was one of 24 heads of various departments that Governor Kitzhaber indicated he would look to replace back in December. Crager joined OHCS in 1998, serving as chief financial officer and financial services and investment portfolio manager before becoming deputy director in 2006. He previously filled the acting director role immediately prior to Merced’s appointment, also in 2006. Though the governor’s office did not release an official timeline, advocates believe the new OHCS director will not be named until after the current state legislative session.

— Posted on 2/17/2011