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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 are 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 every 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 level, 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.
Email Address: asadler@wha-nc.org

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.
Email Address: gdavis@wha-nc.org

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, 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."
Email Address: jcarroll@wha-nc.org

Commissioner Josephine Royster 
Josephine Royster, Commissioner

Mrs. Royster is the longest-serving Washington Housing Authority Commissioner.
Email Address: jroyster@wha-nc.org

Commissioner Burns
Rudy Burns, Commissioner

Mr. Burns is a retired US Postal Inspector. He was born in Milford, Connecticut, but lived in Washington, NC the last ten (10) years.
Email Address: rburns@wha-nc.org

Commissioner Butch Strickland
Butch Strickland,
Commissioner

Mr. Strickland is a retired Real Estate Appraiser.
Email Address: bstrickland@wha-nc.org