Serving the 18 Counties of Northwest Kansas
Randy began his career with the NWKP&DC and PCDI, as the Business Finance Officer in 1988. In 1994, he was promoted to the Executive Director position for both entities and in 1998, Randy oversaw the formation of N.W. Kansas Housing, Inc. and since then, NWKHI has constructed 130 affordable single family homes and/or duplexes in the Region.
NWKHI was the first organization in Kansas to utilize Tax Increment Financing for a Housing Project.
For the last 9 years, Randy has also served as the President of the Kansas Association of Certified Development Companies and currently serves as Vice President of the Kansas Association of Regional Development organizations and serves on the Board of the National Association of Development Organizations.
Corina has been with NWKP&DC since 1993. She mainly works with Cities/Counties on CDBG projects; application preparation and if funded, the administration of those projects. For the past several years she has assisted NWKHI with accepting and processing applications for rental units and ongoing State compliance paperwork concerning the NWKHI properties.
She also assists with the Section 8/TBRA program, conducting housing inspections. Corina can help with D. G. Hansen and other foundation grant applications, and with completion of required environmental reviews (CDBG/KDHE/USDA, RLF, ML, etc.).
Justine has been with NWKPDC since July of 2015. She works mostly with grant programs, and assists all City’s and Counties in the Region develop projects, determine eligibility and put grant applications together. Justine works mostly with the CDBG Program.
Once grants are awarded, she helps walk communities step by step, through all the requirements that go along with the federally funded programs.
Justine can assist with the administration on KDHE loans, as well, and also assists with
D. G. Hansen and other foundation grant applications,
She also works with the Housing programs
Julia was hired as the Business Finance Officer in August of 2020. She is a Northwest Kansas native living in Stockton for most of her life. She worked as an ag/commercial loan operations specialist at a local bank prior to her employment with NWKPDC and PCDI. Julia completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Fort Hays State University.
Ruth has been the Fiscal Officer the NWKP&DC and PCDI since 2012, after having served as Administrative Assistant since 2007. Prior to coming to the Planning Commission, She worked at The First State Bank in Hill City and the Citizens State bank in Morland. Ruth brings all of this experience to her position as Fiscal Officer and she says that she "totally enjoys her work."
Andrea has been with the NWKP&DC since 2013, She serves as Administrative Assistant to not only the Planning Commission, but also Pioneer Country Development, N.W. Ks. Housing and the N.W. Kansas Travel Council.
Her 30+ years experience in the customer service business, in cable TV and NEXTECH Customer service assists the office staff and Region very well.
Chris started part time at Ellis Co. Housing, Inc. in 2015. Then in 2019, when the opportunity presented itself, she moved to full time and that transitioned into directing the program. She says that she enjoys the position, because it gives her great satisfaction to help families and she has made a lot of new friends that she may have never met.
Autumn started in May of 2020, as a part-time intern for Chris Noltimier, - NWKHI. She works mainly with the rental assistance program and assists elsewhere in the organization. Autumn is also a full-time student at Fort Hays State University.
Dan joined the Staff of the NWKP&DC in 2020 as an Economic Development Coordinator and to assist with COVID recovery. He began his career with the Ks. Dept. of Commerce in 1987, as one of the 1st Field Rep.'s in the State. When this position was eliminated in 1991, he spent 15 years with Discover Financial Services, before returning to the Dept. of Commerce in 2006. Dan is very happy to be back working in the 18 Counties of N.W. Kansas, that he loves.