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
Lisa GouldExpires 04/30/2023Tenant Representative
Loretta Tomberelli EpthimiatosExpires 10/17/2025Commissioner/Vice Chairperson
Christine BarksdaleExpires 10/17/2023Commissioner
(Vacant)Expires 10/17/2023Commissioner
(Vacant)Expires 4/30/2023Tenant Representative
Ann BantuvanisExpires 10/17/2025Commissioner


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

2021 Meetings:

All 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.

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 1  at 11:00 a.m. (Special Board Meeting)
  • April 20  
  • May 18
  • June 15 @ 5:15 pm
  • June 23 @ 5:00 pm (Special Board Meeting)
  • July 20
  • No Aug mtg.
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21

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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