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DC Mayor Vincent Gray attended the Housing Authority’s September Board of Commissioners’ meeting for the swearing in of more than 100 elected officers of Resident Councils in DCHA public housing communities and the first elected officers for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8).

Board Chairman Pedro Alfonso conducted the swearing in ceremony and welcomed new and returning officers from 43 public housing communities. He also swore in the first ever elected officers of the Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Participant Advisory Committee, which represents voucher holders in an advocacy capacity.

Mayor Gray emphasized the importance to the Housing Authority and to the District itself of residents stepping up to leadership positions. He also presented a Proclamation of Recollection for Taunya McNeil, who served as President of both the Benning Terrace and Carrollsburg communities before her death this year. “She was taken from us much too early,” the Mayor said, and he encouraged those in attendance to “walk in her footsteps.”

Mayor Vincent Gray addresses new and reelected DCHA leaders after their swearing in at the September Board meeting.
Mayor Vincent Gray addresses new and reelected DCHA leaders after their swearing in at the September Board meeting.
Last modified: 12/29/2014 5:19:10 PM