Mary Jo Zenk

One of the founding board members of the Monterey County Housing Alliance, now an integral component of HRC, Mary Jo brings over 20 years in the affordable housing industry and public finance. Mary Jo is the Program Manager of Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at California State University of Monterey Bay, where she also teaches public and non-profit administration and finance. She is the author of the book, The 7 Keys to Unlocking the Secrets of Your City’s Budget. She consults on budgeting and financial management, as well as affordable housing and community development for several public and non-profit organizations.She currently serves as a Commissioner of the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey. She is a graduate of Leadership Salinas Valley, a Rotarian, and an active community volunteer. Mary Jo has a Master’s Degree in Public Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She currently serves as Chair of the Board Governance Committee.