Carol Norris – President
Ms. Norris joined NHDC’s Board of Directors in 2009 and is the current Board President and acting Executive Director. Carol is a long time resident of Northtown whose roots in the community reach back three generations. Carol’s family first came to the area in 1909; Carol and other close family members still call the Northtown Community home.
Carol has been an active volunteer on many neighborhood advisory committees since the early 1980’s. A retired Albertson’s manager, she is now devoting her passion and time to the NHDC community.
Carol was honored at a ceremony for ‘Women of Distinction” in June 2014 at the 10th Anniversary of the Women of Distinction Awards held by Senator Mike Morrell for truly making a difference through their volunteerism, dedication and service to their community. Northtown Housing Development Corporation is proud Carol is a major part of Northtown Housing Development Corporation, and we value her accomplishments and her passion in giving back to her community.
When appointed Executive Director by the Northtown Housing Development Corporation Carol and her staff have aggressively pursued funding for new projects and in May of this year Northtown Housing was awarded funding to rehabilitate one of its projects. Carol and her staff are also working with the City of Rancho Cucamonga for new funding to remodel and build Senior and Veteran Housing. Carol has brought new leadership and a can do attitude to Northtown Housing. She is instrumental in raising programs donations and a growing volunteer base to help with our Cinco de Mayo, Community programs, Senior Housing projects and our Social Services. Now with the passing of Proposition 41, (Funding for Veteran Housing) Carol and her staff are now gearing up to apply for monies for our Veterans to build much needed housing and Carol Norris is just the person Northtown Housing Development Corporation needs in its future.
Luis Gonzales – Vice-President
Mr. Gonzales joined the Northtown Board of Directors in 2003 and is a long time resident of the Northtown neighborhood having raised his 7 children along with his wife Rosanne. Mr. Gonzales served on the Cucamonga School Board for 18 years. He was appointed to the San Bernardino County Superintendent Advisory Committee on Latino issues, he was the Regional Vice-President for the Hispanic Cacaus of the California School Board Association, and a member of the National Association of Latino Elected Offices. Mr. Gonzales is committed to programs that support children and youth. Professionally, he served as a Job Agent/Case Manager for the State Employment Development Department. Mr. Gonzales has been active in community and civic activities for over 40 years.
Julian Rincon – Secretary
Mr. Rincon has been on the NHDC Board as of 2006. He has lived in City of Rancho Cucamonga for the last 30 plus years and has served on the Cucamonga Elementary School Board of Trustees for 14 years. Mr. Rincon has coached AYSO soccer and has been a Boy Scout leader. He has also worked for the Los Angeles County Marshal’s Department and retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department in 2002.
Julian is an Army Veteran serving in a Special Operations Unit in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge. He attended Pasadena City College where he received his Police Officer Standard and Training (POST) Certificate and continued his advance training at Rio Hondo College. He received the Valor Award from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors and the Marshal’s Department for saving a persons life from a burning vehicle and has been honored by the Marshal’s Department with Officer of the Year Award.
ulian has given to the community his entire life, currently he is serving on the Northtown Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors to continue affordable housing for low-income families in the inland Empire. This year 2014, Julian received from Honorable Mike Morrell, Assemblyman 40th Assembly District the “Patriots of the Past, Present and Future” award for civic duty and social responsibility. He has served as President, Vice President and is currently Secretary of NorthTown Housing Development Corporation.
Santos Fuertez – CFO
Mr. Fuertez has been active in community affairs in the Northtown neighborhood for more than 30 years. A local businessman, he was a mayoral appointee to the Rancho Cucamonga Citizen’s Housing Task Force in 1989. Mr. Fuertez served as a member of the Northtown Neighborhood Steering Committee and became a Board Director and the corporation’s first Chief Financial Officer when NHDC was incorporated in 1993.