Peoria Housing Authority Board of Commissioners met promptly at 4:30 p.m. March 11 at 312 S. Merriman. Vice Chair Carl Cannon led the meeting. Also present were Commissioners Anne Fox, Tekia Childs, Helen King and Director Jackie Newman. Commissioner Alma Brown arrived at 4:36 p.m.
During public comment period, the question of when PHA website would be accessible was raised, as well as availability of agenda, board packets and prior meeting minutes. No agendas were available for public at this meeting. Response regarding website was that it should be up in five days.
As of March 27, website shows date of next Board of Commissioners meeting as April 1 and notes that website should be up soon. Peoria Journal Star reporter Steve Tarter was present at meeting and coverage of meeting was reported in newspaper.
The first order of business was appointment of new commissioners: Carl Cannon was appointed Chair, Alma Brown, Vice Chair; Helen King, Secretary. The Treasurer position is open. The board accepted the resignation of Anne Fox.
Three residents were acknowledged for completing the Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS). This program helps residents become more independent, manage finances, obtain employment and improve overall quality of life. One of the FSS graduates has completed a B.S. degree in healthcare.
In addition, four new employees have been hired to fill vacant positions.
Chairman Cannon informed Board that the Agenda would be considered as a consent agenda and reports would be accepted unless there were items to discuss. No discussion occurred. Meeting was adjourned at 5:34 p.m.
— Connie Romanus, Observer
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