Fisher is the first representative of the Housing Choice Voucher Program to sit on the board. The position has been vacant since the law added the 11th seat in 2010.
In her nomination letter from D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Fisher is described as a “highly organized individual” who has worked many years for a variety of organizations that are aligned closely with DCHA’s mission.
She spent five years managing the office of United Communities Against Poverty, while also coordinating volunteers and handling event logistics. She also has worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Most recently, she has been working towards her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and volunteering at her grandchildren’s school, Moten Elementary.
“I’m interested in working on the board’s education committee,” Fisher said. “I also am open to learning about all of the different aspects of housing.”
She continued, “I’m here to learn about each department, what they do, and see what I can do to get that message out to the residents.”