Washington Multi-Family Housing Association Welcomes New Public Affairs Manager

Posted By: Ryan Makinster Advocacy News,

The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carter Nelson as its new Public Affairs Manager, effective July 10, 2023. Carter brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of housing policy and advocacy to her role at WMFHA.

As Public Affairs Manager, Carter will help spearhead the association's advocacy efforts, fundraising initiatives, membership engagement and policy development. Her comprehensive background in these areas will strengthen WMFHA's position as a leading voice in the multi-family housing industry.

"We are thrilled to have Carter Nelson join our team,” said WMFHA Executive Director Nick Marin. “Her extensive experience in political advocacy, coupled with her  knowledge of housing policy, will be invaluable in championing housing policy and advancing the interests of multi-family housing providers throughout the state. We look forward to Carter's leadership and ability as we continue to advocate for the needs of our industry and the communities we serve."

Carter rejoins the Washington community after working in local politics in California. Most recently, she served as a dedicated professional at Lighthouse Public Affairs, a firm specializing in lobbying and strategic planning. Before her work at Lighthouse Public Affairs, Carter served as the Government Affairs Coordinator for the Sacramento Association of Realtors. There, she honed her knowledge in housing policy and demonstrated her commitment to advocating for legislation that encourages housing development, homeownership and protects private property rights.

“With her background in lobbying, strategic planning and relationship building, she brings a unique perspective to our government affairs efforts,” said Director of Government Affairs Ryan Makinster. “We are excited to welcome Carter and continue working towards meaningful legislative changes that support a thriving and sustainable housing market in Washington."

Born and raised in Seattle and Kirkland, she holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in pre-law from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

Please give a warm welcome to Carter Nelson, next time you are in the office!