Board Commissioners

The Ithaca Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of seven members. The Mayor of the City of Ithaca appoints five of those members to serve a five-year term. Two are Resident Commissioners that are elected by the Ithaca Housing Authority residents for a two-year term, with one resident Commissioner being from Titus Towers and one from Family Sites.  The main responsibility of the Board of Commissioners includes creating a vision and direction for the Housing Authority and approving policies and procedures. Commissioners ensure that the Housing Authority operates within the law and according to HUD regulations. The Board elects a chairperson and vice-chairperson each year at the June annual meeting. The current members of the Board of Commissioners are as follows:

NameTerm of OfficeTitle
Valerie WilsonExpires 10/17/2024Chairperson
Joyce KellyExpires 04/30/2021Tenant Representative/Vice Chairperson
Loretta Tomberelli EpthimiatosExpires 10/17/2020Commissioner
Christine BarksdaleExpires 10/17/2023Commissioner
(Vacant)Expires 10/17/2023Commissioner
Dennis LewisExpires 4/30/2021Tenant Representative
Ann BantuvanisExpires 10/17/2020Commissioner


Monthly Commissioner meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Titus Towers 2 Conference Center.


2020 Meetings:

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 17
  • April 21 – April through December meetings will be held in the Titus 1 Community Room to allow more space for social distancing due to COVID-19. The general public may enter through the Titus 1 main building entrance where you will be received by an IHA staff member. 
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • No Aug mtg.
  • September 29
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15

Office Hours:


8:30am – 12:00pm

12:30pm – 3:30pm

(Closed for major federal holidays.)


Contact Info:

Phone: (607) 273-8629

Fax: (607) 273-5738

After Hours Public Housing Maintenance Emergencies: (607) 882-7656



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