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 10/17/2019Chairperson
Joyce KellyExpires 04/30/2019Vice Chairperson/Tenant Rep.
Loretta Tomberelli EpthimiatosExpires 10/17/2020Commissioner
Kelly BarclayExpires 10/17/2020Commissioner
Joseph GibsonExpires 10/17/2018Commissioner
Dennis LewisExpires 4/30/2019Tenant Representative
Ann BantuvanisExpires 10/17/2020Commisioner


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


2018 Meetings:

  • Jan. 23
  • Feb. 20
  • Mar. 20
  • Apr. 17
  • May 22 (@3:00 PM)
  • June 19 (@ 3:00 PM)
  • July 17
  • No Aug mtg.
  • Sept. 18
  • Oct. 16
  • Nov. 20
  • Dec. 18


The IHA is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner.  The IHA will create and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.



Phone: (607) 273-8629



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