We at Kansas Housing Resources Corporation(KHRC) are saddened to announce the loss of a wonderful coworker, director, and friend. Craig Salminen, KHRC’s Director of the Asset Management Division, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. With a legacy of military service, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army tank corps. Craig later served with the same work ethic and service in a variety of capacities at KHRC for 16 years, dedicating his career to ensuring affordable housing was safe, clean, and quality. Even when the seriousness of his condition became known, Craig remained dedicated to both his coworkers and KHRC’s properties alike, ensuring a smooth transition in leadership and that his Division’s service continued uninterrupted. Craig’s serious demeanor did not begin to fully hide his appreciation of a good joke, his wry sense of humor, his ample generosity to others less fortunate, his endless devotion and love for his family. At a celebration of his service at KHRC last month, fittingly on Valentine’s Day, Craig’s legacy became clear, with three rows of multiple generations of his family, as well as a room full of friends and coworkers who honored him. Craig’s legacy will continue at KHRC with the dedication of the Craig Salminen Conference Room in his memory, but more importantly, through KHRC’s mission of promoting affordable, quality housing in our state – learned from the best” …
“Craig, thanks for the memories, your honored service to our nation, to Kansas Housing Resources Corporation and the State of Kansas”.
Dennis L. Mesa
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation