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Gov. Scott reappoints Alan Swartz to Pinellas Housing Authority

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On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Alan L. Swartz to the Pinellas County Housing Authority.

Swartz, 56, of Pinellas Park, will continue on the five-member Board of Commissioners, which is tasked with developing high-quality housing opportunities for residents of Pinellas County. The PCHA controls oversight, policy and government funding for the largest housing authority in Pinellas County. Each member serves a four-year term.

Swartz is a certified public accountant with Swartz and Company PA. Previously, he had served as secretary, treasurer and past president of the Board of Directors of Contemporary Housing Alternatives of Florida, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing in Pinellas County.

Swartz has been on the PCHA since March 2010, and his reappointment is for a term ending January 10, 2019.

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