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:
|Name||Term of Office||Title|
|Valerie Wilson||Expires 10/17/2024||Chairperson|
|Joyce Kelly||Expires 04/30/2021||Tenant Representative/Vice Chairperson|
|Loretta Tomberelli Epthimiatos||Expires 10/17/2020||Commissioner|
|Christine Barksdale||Expires 10/17/2023||Commissioner|
|Dennis Lewis||Expires 4/30/2021||Tenant Representative|
|Ann Bantuvanis||Expires 10/17/2020||Commissioner|
Monthly Commissioner meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Titus Towers 2 Conference Center.
- January 21
- February 18
- March 17
- April 21 – This meeting 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 – Board members will participate via Zoom; the general public may enter through the Titus 2 main building entrance where you will be received by an IHA staff member. Masks must be worn at the meeting.
- June 16
- July 21
- No Aug mtg.
- September 15
- October 20
- November 17
- December 15
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:30am – 12:00pm
12:30pm – 3:30pm
(Closed for major federal holidays.)
Phone: (607) 273-8629
Fax: (607) 273-5738
After Hours Public Housing Maintenance Emergencies: (607) 882-7656