A special gift to mark an exciting new chapter

CONCORD, N.H. – As she readies to retire from her role as ROC Association Director, Natividad Seefeld is excited to apply what she’s learned to what she’ll do next. 

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As a thank you, Seefeld, who also serves as President of the Board of Directors for Park Plaza Cooperative in Fridley, Minn., sent ROC USA® staff a painting done by her 15-year-old granddaughter, Camilia Diaz. The painting shows Snoopy, of “Peanuts” fame, typing away on the top of his red dog house while Woodstock stands nearby with a sign that reads “Affordable Housing for All.”

Seefeld said she had brought her granddaughter and others to advocate for affordable housing in Minnesota one time, which left an impact on her.

“She had a sign just like the one in the painting,” Seefeld said.

Seefeld, who co-founded the ROC Association along with Lois Parris of Lakes Region Co-op in Belmont, said “there are not words” to describe her gratitude for the opportunity.

“I have met so many wonderful people over the years and made so many long-term friends,” she said. “Best of all, I have learned the real meaning of affordable housing.”

Throughout her three terms as a ROC Association Director, Seefeld said she’s been grateful to advocate for others and give them a voice.

“A big voice not just for me, but many others,” she said.