At the annual meeting of the Association on May 22, Brian Costello, Executive Director of the Watertown Housing Authority, was unanimously elected President of MassNAHRO for a one-year term from June 1, 2017 until May 31, 2018. President Costello has over 34 years of experience in public housing management, serves on the MassNAHRO Board of Directors and on the Housing Committee that meets with DHCD monthly. He is a dedicated advocate of public housing and is well known for his management expertise. MassNAHRO is truly fortunate to be led by a leader the caliber of Brian Costello.
The membership also voted the slate of Officers and Directors listed below. The qualifications and credentials of all candidates were reviewed and considered by the Nominating Committee prior to their proposing the slate to the membership. Joining the Board for the first time are Krisanne Sheedy of Easton, as VP for Commissioners, and John Griffin of Arlington, as a member of the Board of Directors for two years.
President: Brian Costello of Watertown
VP Large LHAs: Colleen Doherty of Taunton
VP CR&D: Connie Desbiens of Dartmouth
VP Small LHAs: Mark Roy of Canton
VP Medium LHAs: Dan Ouellette of North Attleboro
VP – Commissioners: Krisanne Sheedy of Easton
Treasurer: Dan Kelly of Westfield
Directors for 2-year terms until 2019:
Leila Botsford of Mashpee
Alex Corrales of Worcester
Jean Vincent of Charlton
Kelley Cronin of Acton
Matthew Mainville of Holyoke
John Griffin of Arlington
The Nominating Committee also recommended, and the MassNAHRO Board of Directors unanimously confirmed at its March meeting, to award a Life Membership to Jane Desberg of Sharon.
Directors continuing to serve until May 2018:
Dan Finn of Greenfield
Kelly Durkee-Erwin of Waltham
David Hedison of Chelmsford
Candace Loewen of Foxboro
Peter Proulx of Leominster
Joanne Toomey of Dedham
Congratulations to all new and current members of the board and thank you to the Nominating Committee for your time and for a job well done.