FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Contact: Timika Simmons
HOUSTON, TX – April 20, 2017 – Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA) announced yesterday that Gerald Womack has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. He replaces Kerry Wright, who announced at the March 2017 Board meeting that he would be stepping down but would continue to serve on the board. HCHA also announced the appointment of Roberto Gonzalez as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners to replace Womack.
Womack and Gonzalez will continue to serve on the Board with Commissioners Wright, Joe Ellis, and Joe Villarreal. A formal ceremony for the Board’s new appointments will take place at the next Board meeting on May 17, 2017.
“I’m very excited… I’m really charged up to work with the Authority and the staff at this capacity to make sure that all Harris County residents have access to the variety of services that we provide,” Womack said. “This is a very trying time for housing in general and so I’m happy to be working with my fellow Commissioners, to be able to continue to carry out the mission of HCHA and take us to even higher heights.”