Common Ground has a thirteen member Board of Directors, all of whom are appointed by the CTI Board, consisting of CTI Board Members, CTI Staff Members including the Chief Executive Officer, and members of the Merrimack Valley community with pertinent areas of expertise. The Director of Real Estate Operations is charged with the general oversight of the housing and property management activities for CGDC, while the overall development process is managed by the Director of Real Estate Development. Consultants are hired on an as-needed basis to handle individual project oversight or specific functions. CTI has assigned 50% of the time of the Senior Administrative Coordinator to help with administration and 10% of the time of its CFO to deal with accounting issues. Common Ground contracts with Peabody Properties, Inc. to manage the rental units it develops and owns.
The CTI Board appoints all CGDC members at its Annual Meeting in October.
At least three seats are reserved for CTI Board Members, Other seats are filled with members who have expertise in areas such as finance, housing development, low-income issues, property management and community planning and development.
The CGDC Board then meets and elects Officers.
Lowell Five; CTI Board Past President; CTI Board Executive Committee Member
Community Teamwork, Inc., Chief Program Officer
Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership
President & CEO, Washington Savings Bank; CTI Board Executive Committee Member
Assistant Director, LDFC, CTI Board Treasurer; CTI Executive Committee Member
CTI Board Executive Committee Member
Community Teamwork, Inc. Chief Executive Officer
Finneran & Nicholson, PC, Newburyport
Housing & Economic Development Planner
Enterprise Bank/ Commercial Lending Officer
Jay V. Lee
Gallagher & Cavanaugh, Lowell, MA
Studio 26 Associates
Chief Admissions Officer, Lowell Housing Authority