Construct Appoints Leigh Davis to Communications and Community Engagement Director

Construct, South Berkshires’ leading affordable housing provider, is pleased to appoint Leigh Davis as Communications and Community Engagement Director. Davis has been instrumental in creating real, tangible change in the Southern Berkshires through her position as Construct’s Development Director as well as her broader advocacy for housing opportunity. She was instrumental in acquiring Windflower Inn as a more flexible workforce housing option, increasing Construct’s media presence, and ensuring the voices of those affected by housing insecurity are heard.

Davis says, “I am honored to be appointed Construct’s first Communications and Community Engagement Director. In my new role, I’ll be able to build on the tremendous momentum of the past few years. I’m excited to bring this work to the next level and look forward to leveraging my skills and experience to make a meaningful contribution.”

With her long and varied engagement with the community, Davis knows the area and its people very well. She has advocated for many of our underserved populations since moving to the Southern Berkshires from Ireland in 2009. Very active as a volunteer for many area organizations, Davis has also worked in marketing, journalism, housing development and local government roles for the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, The Berkshire Eagle, Eagle Mill Redevelopment and the Town of Great Barrington. With a background in film and television as a studio film editor in Los Angeles and a tenured film professor in Ireland, Davis has an innate storytelling ability. She communicates in a direct and compelling way that inspires people and enables change.

Construct’s Executive Director, Jane Ralph, says of the appointment and the newly created position, “These changes make sense and will make us a stronger, more cohesive organization. As a result of the need, as well as ‘A Housing Vision for the Berkshires’ and subsequent coalition development—as well as increased need—it’s important that South Berkshire voices are heard. Thanks to Leigh and to all our staff for their flexibility and willingness to jump in and make changes to better serve our community.”

For more information, contact Jane Ralph at

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