MEND president announces his retirement

May 6, 2011 / MEND Portraits / Matthew Reilly / Photo by Bob Laramie

The Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. (MEND) announced that Matthew Reilly, who joined MEND in 2001, will retire from his position as president and CEO effective April 17, 2020. Reilly will remain with the organization after retirement on a part-time basis to assist with the leadership transition process and to oversee new housing development opportunities.

MEND’s Board of Directors has formed a committee, led by Chairperson Terrance Huettl, to identify and retain Reilly’s successor.

“It’s been a true privilege pursuing MEND’s mission of expanding our affordable housing portfolio in southern New Jersey,” said Reilly. “I’m proud of the significant strides made during my tenure, and I am confident that our next leader will build upon MEND’s first 50 years and successfully lead MEND into the next era of affordable housing advocacy and production.”

MEND is a private, nonprofit corporation that develops, owns and manages affordable rental housing in southern New Jersey. During Reilly’s 19-year tenure, the organization experienced tremendous growth. When he first joined MEND, the organization had 230 apartment units, all located in Moorestown. Today, MEND owns/manages 770 apartments in nine South Jersey towns.

“Southern New Jersey has benefited greatly from Reilly’s passion and expertise in the affordable housing realm,” said Terrance Huettl, Chairperson of MEND. “We thank him for his years of service and are pleased that he will continue to play a role in our organization.”

Individuals interested in learning more about the executive position may contact MEND at mreilly@mendinc.org or thuettl@comcast.net.