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March 17, 2008
A winner at CalHFA

Sometimes when you work in the state capital trenches long enough, people sit up and notice nationally. That just happened to Theresa Parker, who runs the faceless government bureaucracy known as CalHFA.
Parker, who has run the state affordable housing bank for a decade, just won the 2008 National Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration.
Her agency, well known inside the California real estate industry, provides special home buyer financing to teachers, police officers and others with regular salaries in a high-cost state.
Parker was one of two people to win the national award, given to individuals who have made a difference in public administration over a sustained period of time. She has been at it for 33 years in Sacramento.

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