Homebuilders & Remodelers Association Picks New Executive Officer

Diane Pratt was chosen as the new executive officer for the Homebuilders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod.

CENTERVILLE – The Board of Directors of the Homebuilders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod has chosen a new executive officer.

Diane Pratt has served as the executive director for several non-profit organizations, has sat on the Board of Directors for Children’s Cove and Mass Commission on the Status of Women, and was named non-profit leader of year in 2015 by Cape Cod and Plymouth Magazine.

Pratt, who is a seventh generation Cape Cod native, said she is excited to be a part of the organization.

“I have been dabbling in real estate a little bit so this just seems like a perfect fit,” she said.

Pratt is a licensed realtor with Sotheby’s International Realty in Falmouth and a member of the Cape Cod & Islands Board of Realtors, Mass Board of Realtors and National Board of Realtors.

Pratt said the lack of affordable housing on Cape Cod is the biggest issue facing the association, which has more than 300 members.

“What I’d like to do is be able to make more affordable homes for the residents of Cape Cod so that we can keep young people and everyone here on the Cape so they can make it their home,” Pratt said.

She also wants to hear from the association’s members to find out what they are looking for in terms of support, benefits and continuing education.

“It’s going to be a little bit of a learning curve but it won’t take us long to get up and running,” Pratt said.

Pratt replaces Christine Duren, who retired at the end of last year.

By BRIAN MERCHANT, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

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