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(Proposed slate for 2019-2021)

Carol Branham, Chairperson

Below is the Official Nominating Report/State of Officers for MONAHRO for the upcoming term October 2019 – September 2021.

In accordance with our By-Laws, additional nominations to office may be made from the membership by petition which shall bear the name of the nominee and the signature of at least ten (10) associate members of ten (10) active agency or affiliate members in good standing, and further, that the petition is received by the Secretary, who shall certify the petition, at least twenty (20) calendar days before the meeting.

Also, in accordance with our By-Laws, the term of office for Officers and Corporate (Executive) Board Members “shall be two years and shall coincide with the terms of office of the National Officers and Board of Governors. All officers shall serve until their successors have assumed their duly elected office.”

Patti Preston
Kirksville HA

Karen Chaney
Clinton HA

VP/Member Services
Melissa Mahurin
Salem HA

Tammy Dreyer
Mexico HA

VP/ Commissioners
Dawnya Davis
Morehouse HA

Senior Vice-President 
Mike Pipkin
Hannibal HA

Teresa Osborn
Springfield HA

Dawn Davis
Springfield HA

VP/Professional Development
Carrie Hiltner
Excelsior Springs HA

In addition, the following Nominees for the Corporate (Executive) Board positions as submitted as follows:

Term: Unexpired October 2017 – September 2021 
Filling unexpired term of Denae Murphy

Jill Asher
Bernie HA

Currently serving term

Rhett Ehlert
Carrollton HA
Filling unexpired term of Carrie Hiltner

Allen Hampton
West Plains HA

Filling unexpired term of Mike Pipkin

Cynthia Quetsch
Jefferson City HA
Term: October 2019 – September 2023
Paul Page
Charleston HA

Cory McVinua
Maryville HA

New appointment
Kevin Thomas
Kansas City HA

Renia Mauldin 
Malden HA

Lisa Ainsworth
Liberty HA

Housing Authority Commissioner Gets National Accreditation Recognition

From left to right: Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird, Kathy Kelsey and Emmet Pierson, Chairman Board of Commissioners

By: Mallory Herrmann

Kathy Kelsey, resident commissioner for Lee’s Summit Housing Authority (LSHA), has received a certificate from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The recognition shows that Kelsey has completed their accreditation course and has received the status of certified commissioner.

Kelsey is the second certified commissioner on the five-member board, joining Syrtiller Kabat. She’s been with the housing authority for three years and previously managed apartment and HUD (Housing and Urban Development) properties for more than 20 years.

“It’s in me to be part of it,” Kelsey says. “I strongly believe in NAHRO because it takes care of and looks out for the people that are unable to live in high-end apartments or even own a house.”

She hopes that Lee’s Summit prioritizes affordable housing to allow all, including seniors, teachers, first responders and young professionals, to live within the city, especially when they grew up or work here.

Kelsey has been taking accreditation classes for about three years. She says continuing education is important and that at age 73, she’s just a young pup with no plans to stop learning.

She thanked Darrin Taylor, executive director at LSHA, for his support, saying that she wouldn’t have made it through all the classes without him.

“We are especially proud of her accomplishment,” Taylor said.

Kelsey was presented with a framed certificate and a letter from NAHRO at LSHA’s Jan. 2 meeting. Mayor Bill Baird attended to congratulate her on the recognition.

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