Today, May 1, FHLBank Indianapolis awarded James (Jim) Wolfington, Vice President, Chelsea State Bank with the Community Spirit Award at the 2018 Building Michigan Communities Conference.
The Community Spirit Award
honors individuals that show an outstanding dedication to affordable housing and community economic development. In addition to the recognition, FHLBank Indianapolis will donate $1,000 to the charity of Jim’s choice.
“Bankers like Jim Wolfington, who are dedicated to improving their communities, exemplify the Community Spirit Award,” said MaryBeth Wott, Community Investment Officer at FHLBank Indianapolis. “Jim’s strong commitment to affordable housing and his active partnership with nonprofits has had a major impact in Washtenaw County.”
Jim was nominated for the award by Ann Arbor, MI-based Avalon Housing - a nonprofit real estate developer, property manager, and support services organization. He has worked on multiple FHLBank Indianapolis Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant projects with Avalon, as well as one with the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, securing over $2.3 million for his community.