Congratulations to Maria Bynum for receiving the
2018 Robert S. Moyer Award
As the Delaware Field Office Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Maria Bynum is the “face” of HUD in the First State. Prior to assuming her present role nearly five years ago, she served as the Regional Public Affairs Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region serving Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Maria received the 2016 Regional Administrator’s Special Recognition award for her work in support of Delaware being named the third state in the nation to effectively end veteran homelessness. She began her federal career in public affairs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. coordinating communications for the Department.
In her role as Field Office Director, Maria has been an instrumental partner to several initiatives throughout Delaware. Most notable was her involvement in the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness, where she choreographed the essential connections and jump-started the missions of jurisdictions in all three Counties in their efforts participate in the National Initiative. With her help, Delaware became one of the first states in the country to effectively end veteran homelessness. Maria truly embodies her statewide role, traveling regularly to Sussex County, Wilmington, and all points in between to attend meetings and events, as well as offer invaluable support and guidance. Her experience, passion, and constant optimism are truly appreciated.
Maria grew up in Delmar and spent time in front of the camera as a News Anchor with WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md.