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USDA Puerto Rico Rural Housing Director Recognized as Public Servant of the Year

Late last month, Arlene Zambrana, Rural Housing Program Director, was recognized as the Public Servant of the Year by the Puerto Rico Housing Builder Association.

Through her professional career, she has escalated higher positions that have provided the opportunity to obtain the present position as Rural Housing Program Director. As part of her responsibilities, she has successfully administered a budget of $1,071,533,067 during fiscal years 2009 to 2011 and has provided homeownership opportunities to 7,830 families.

Arlene has been working with the Agency since 1986.  She started as assistant to Loan Specialist of the local office of the municipality of San Sebastian.

From left to right: Award: Hon. Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner in the US Congress, Mrs. Arlene Zambrana, USDA Housing Program Director.

From left to right: Award: Hon. Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner in the US Congress, Mrs. Arlene Zambrana, USDA Housing Program Director.

Throughout her career she has demonstrated that she is an excellent employee, appreciated by her co-workers, bankers and mortgage companies.  She has been always willing to assist families to improve their quality of life.  Her achievement is a motivation to all USDA employees.

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From left to right: Award Recipient: Arlene Zambrana receives her award from Alejandro Brito, President of Puerto Rico’s Housing Builders Association.

From left to right: Award Recipient: Arlene Zambrana receives her award from Alejandro Brito, President of Puerto Rico’s Housing Builders Association.

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