Getabecha Mekonnen, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 1982
Getabecha 'Gete' Mekonnen is the co-founder of Northeast Denver Housing Center Inc., a 20-year-old non-profit community development corporation. He has been the Executive Director since 1986. He completed a Masters in City Planning/Community Development from Ohio State University and has over 20 years experience in housing and economic development.
NDHC has designed and developed creative and innovative program projects that have received local and national recognition under Gete's leadership. Over $20 million worth of real estate development has been completed successfully with Gete as the principle developer.
He has served as a technical assistance provider to other non-profits, consultant and panelist in the areas of housing and community development for local and national organizations.