While President Donald Trump keeps adding women to high-profile seats in his administration, the media is keeping their mouths shut.
On Monday, Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne announced that she has officially accepted the position of Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Southwest Region VI.
The announcement follows much speculation the now former Irving mayor would join the administration. Based out of HUD’s Fort Worth Regional Office, Van Duyne will oversee department programs and operations for Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Van Duyne said she was honored to serve in the position, which reports to HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson.
“I could not be more thrilled to assist Secretary Carson in HUD’s mission to improve affordable housing opportunities and bring much needed economic development to underserved areas of our nation,” Van Duyne said.
She added, “Dr. Carson will be very effective as HUD Secretary,” calling him “thoroughly committed” and a “tremendous optimist who believes in solving problems, getting results, and delivering reforms that will make positive and long-lasting improvements in people’s lives and the communities in which they live.”
Working out of the Fort Worth office will keep Van Duyne close to home, family, and the communities she has served over a 25-year career.
“As my two wonderful children, Katie and Pierce, make their way through high school, remaining in this area was critical to my decision,” she stated.
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