Sonoma County Community Development Commission
Margaret Van Vliet, Director
Ms. Van Vliet began her tenure as the Executive Director of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission in 2016. The CDC is the lead agency for housing and homeless programs in Sonoma County.
Ms. Van Vliet possesses a 25-year history of affordable housing management, development, finance and administration in the public sector in Oregon. Prior to joining Sonoma County she was the Director of the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department, the Housing Finance Agency that administers federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and numerous other federal and state loan and grant programs designed to assist low income families access and retain stable housing. She has also held leadership posts at the City of Portland Housing Bureau, the Housing Authority of Portland, and a non-profit lending consortium known as Network for Oregon Affordable Housing.
Ms. Van Vliet began her career in banking and commercial real estate and over the years has served on several boards and commissions. She earned a BA from Linfield College, and completed two executive education programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.