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Board of Commissioners

The Washington Housing Authority is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. The Board is comprised of active public servants within the Washington community who are appointed by the Mayor and Washington City Council. Residents of public housing also have the opportunity to serve as members of the Board. The Washington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is responsible for analyzing and reviewing matters relative to the governing of the Housing Authority. The Executive Director of the Housing Authority acts as Secretary/Treasurer for the Board.

The Board officially meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month at 4:00 p.m. to analyze and review matters relative to the judicious governing of the Housing Authority. All meetings are open to the public.

Commissioner Chair Sadler
Alice Mills-Sadler, Chairperson

Ms. Mills-Sadler, a Washington native, is a retired Educator and Charter Member of the Washington-Plymouth Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has served on numerous Boards and Commissions at both the state and local levels, including service as a Beaufort County Commissioner. In retirement, she continues her board services in a limited capacity. She finds that retirement gives her time to pursue her passion for Music, Technology, and Carpentry.

Commissioner Vice Chair Davis
Gil Davis, Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Davis is retired from the City of Washington. He serves in various organizations, as Chairman of the Beaufort County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council since 1994, Washington Kiwanis, the Redman's Lodge, and many other civic groups.

Commissioner Carroll
Joneice Carroll, Commissioner

Mrs. Carroll is a retired teacher from the Beaufort County School System and enjoys full-time ministry, whether at Beebe Chapel or in the community. She also finds time to serve in various organizations, including NAACP, Beaufort County Healthy Church, Congregation, Community, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Her life's desire is a phrase of a song, "If I can help somebody as I travel along, then my living will not be in vain."

Commissioner Burns
Rudy Burns, Commissioner

Mr. Burns is a retired US Postal Inspector. He was born in Milford, Connecticut, but has lived in Washington, NC, for the last ten (10) years. Graduated from Asnuntuck College Enfield, CT. Liberal Arts degree. Served twelve years in the US Army, serving in Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Also served as Guardian ad Litem program for the court and on the board of Habitat for Humanity.

Commissioner Lorraine Gordon smiles a shy smile.
Lorraine Gordon,

Ms. Gordon is a retired nutritionist. She is a New Jersey native but has been a Washington, NC, resident for the past 35 years. Ms. Gordon also serves as the Resident Council President and the Advisory Board of the Washington Housing Authority and volunteers at the Salvation Army.

Commissioner Butch Strickland
Butch Strickland,

Mr. Strickland is a retired Real Estate Appraiser, originally from Louisburg, NC. He is a US Army veteran, a graduate of East Carolina University and also has an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

Dawn Slann Headshot.
Dawn Slann, Commissioner

Ms. Slann has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a Quality and Compliance professional for about 40 years. She is a native of Washington and returned in 2017 after living 25 years in the Raleigh area. Ms. Slann is also an ambassador for the Washington Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Washington Noon Rotary. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, dancing, and doing a variety of crafts.