Irvine, CA – Jamboree Housing Corporation, headquartered in Irvine, CA, has added three new members to its Board of Directors, it has been announced by Laura Archuleta, Jamboree’s president. The three new members are Ray Silver, a government consultant and former Huntington Beach, CA, city manager; Richard Lamprecht, principal of REL Property Consulting; and Cesar Covarrubias, executive director of The Kennedy Commission.
“As our affordable housing development operations expand and along with them, the multiple challenges associated with new development, we made a strategic decision to bring onto our board people who have the expertise to assist our development team and our company as we engage in new projects throughout the state,” Archuleta said. “These three individuals have the knowledge and experience in four strategic areas – government relations, land acquisition, project development, and affordable housing – that are critical to our successful operations and management going forward. We welcome them to our Board of Directors.”
Involved in city government for more than 35 years, Silver served as the director of planning and land use for the County of San Diego; city manager for the cities of Westminster, Huntington Beach, Upland, and Coronado, for which he also served as director of administrative services. Currently, he works for IMC, Municipal Consulting. He is a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, and he serves on the advisory committee for the Urban Planning Graduate School at the University of California. Silver earned a master’s degree in political theory from California State University, Fresno.
Lamprecht is principal of REL Property Consulting, an Orange County firm that provides advisory services to owners and investors who develop and acquire multifamily housing or mixed-use developments. Prior to establishing his own firm, Lamprecht was senior vice president and Irvine Ranch Division president of Irvine Apartment Communities. For almost 20 years, Lamprecht was with Irvine Apartment Communities as vice president of development. His previous responsibilities encompassed all design and development activities and related financial projections and budgets for apartment communities developed by the Irvine Company. He was responsible for the development of more than 8,000 apartment and condominium units. Lamprecht earned a master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.
As executive director of the nonprofit Kennedy Commission, Covarrubias directs the organization’s advocacy, education and outreach activities designed to create solutions to the demand for quality affordable housing in Orange County. Prior to his current position, Covarrubias coordinated the Commission's efforts to develop and implement affordable housing public policies and strategies in local governments. Prior to joining the Kennedy Commission, Cesar worked for the Fair Housing Council of Orange County as a case manager for housing discrimination cases and assisted clients with landlord-tenant issues. He earned a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Fullerton.
About Jamboree: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Irvine, CA-headquartered Jamboree Housing Corporation is a broad-based, nonprofit housing development company that develops, acquires, renovates and manages permanently affordable rental and ownership housing for lower-income families and seniors throughout California. A year- long commemoration of Jamboree’s 20th elevates the ripple effect of providing high quality affordable housing that generates more jobs, creates supportive housing for seniors and those with special needs, promotes healthy living and builds stronger communities. A leading nonprofit developer, Jamboree’s portfolio includes the development of and/or ownership interest in more than 6,500 affordable homes and apartments in more than 56 California communities.
Housing with HEART (Helping Educate, Activate and Respond Together) is a 501 (c)(3) organization and Jamboree’s resident services group. Currently, Housing with HEART programs and services are offered at 32 Jamboree communities with designated staff at each location. For more information, go to www.jamboreehousing.com.