SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Jan. 6 announced the reappointment of Eric Kawamura, 60, of Orinda to the California Housing Partnership Corporation, where he has served since 2006.

Kawamura has been vice president and associate general counsel at Citibank since 2006, where he was vice president and general counsel from 2002 to 2006. He held several positions at the California Federal Bank from 1986 to 2002, including senior vice president and senior counsel.

He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Kawamura is a Democrat.

The California Housing Partnership Corporation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping government and nonprofit housing agencies preserve and expand the supply of affordable homes for lower-income households throughout California. Since its incorporation in 1988, CHPC has helped its partners to create and preserve more than 20,000 affordable homes in California and provided training and technical assistance to more than 10,000 individuals.

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