Kees (pronounced Case) and his wife Kathi retired to Rappahannock County six years ago. With over forty years’ experience as an infill real estate developer and residential general contractor in the Washington D.C. area, he quickly became interested in issues related to affordable housing. A former board member of Northern Virginia affiliate of Rebuilding Together—a national organization that assists low-income homeowners with critical home repairs – Kees saw firsthand the challenges people with modest incomes face in maintaining their homes. Soon after moving to Rappahannock, he was asked to start a similar program in the County. This ongoing program, initially sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church, is presently part of the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund. As a Board Member of both the Benevolent Fund and Fauquier/Rappahannock Habitat for Humanity, he is trying to find solutions to the affordable housing shortage in the County. In addition to his work to make major home repairs and affordable housing more available, Kees has also served as a member of the Rappahannock County Real Estate Task Force and the Rappahannock County Historical Society Board. In his spare time, Kees is tending his pollinator garden and observing the bird life in his back yard. He earned an MBA from The George Washington University.