By: Robert Bishop

November 9, 2022

Steve Gronlund, a long-time Shelburne resident, has worked at the VHFA for close to 8 years.  During his time with the VHFA, Gronlund worked to help guide the agency through the pandemic as well as new initiatives such as the establishment of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program.  Additionally, Gronlund managed VHFA’s excellent compensation and benefits package, ensuring that all staff and their families were taken care of.


VHFA's Executive Director Maura Collins stated "I am very excited for Steve; however, he will be greatly missed here at the VHFA. His positive attitude and dedication to our staff have helped make our organization a great place to work.  All of us at the VHFA wish him the very best in his well deserved retirement".

Robert Bishop has stepped into the Director of HR role after moving to Vermont from Western Massachusetts where he served as Personnel Director for the City of Westfield.  A Veteran of the US Army, Bishop is excited to join the VHFA team, working to advocate and provide for every employee while continuing to ensure that the VHFA remains one of the best places to work in Vermont.

VHFA is a non-profit agency created in 1974 by the Vermont Legislature to finance and promote affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. Since its inception, the Agency has helped approximately 29,000 Vermont households with affordable mortgages and financed the development of approximately 8,800 affordable rental apartments.