Community Development Partnership Names New Board Members

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The Community Development Partnership has named new members to its board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting, held virtually.

New members David Koven, Robert MacCready and Mary Nee were elected to the board for a for a three-year term.

Koven has worked as a developer, housing program administrator, planner, and community organizer over the past 40 years and has provided productive consulting services to clients seeking to develop or invest in affordable housing projects since 1994. He has completed projects ranging from six to 300 units, for a total of about 3,000 units, both preservation and new construction. Throughout his career, he has crossed paths with over 50 nonprofits, the majority of whom are community development corporations.

MacCready, a CPA, retired from the Hyannis-based Housing Assistance Corporation at the end of 2017 after a decade of serving as their Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, he had been CFO of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation in Boston for six years.

Nee retired in 2020 from her position as CEO of the Animal Rescue League after a more than 40 year career leading Boston-based governmental and non-profit organizations. Her career has spanned several fields including community development and housing; capital planning; public construction, finance, and education; homeless services; addiction treatment; public advocacy, and animal welfare. She has served on numerous public, private and nonprofit Boards including MassHousing, and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. Currently, she serves as chair of the Town of Eastham’s Residential Zoning Task Force.

Members elected a new slate of officers for the coming fiscal year. Steve Cole of Eastham was elected chair, Carole Ridley of Harwich elected as vice-chair, Mary Nee of Eastham Treasurer, and Jennifer Cusack remaining as clerk.

Matt Cole, president and CEO of Cape Associates, has served as chair since 2020, and will continue to serve on the board as Immediate Past President.

The Community Development Partnership is governed by an 18-member board of directors who all live or work within the agency’s service area. To learn more, visit