Board of Commissioners
The Board of Commissioners sets policy and provides general oversight and direction for the organization. In addition, they provide for the on-going management of the authority by hiring an executive director to manage the day-to-day operations of the Housing Authority.

Meeting Dates

Regular board meetings are normally held on the last Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Athens Housing Authority located at 300 S. Rocksprings Street.  All meetings (regular and special called meetings) are posted to our website and submitted to the Athens Banner Herald.


A six-member Board of Commissioners governs the Athens Housing Authority. Commissioners are volunteers from the community. The Athens-Clarke County mayor appoints five of the Commissioners for staggered five-year rotating terms. A Resident Commissioner, with full voting rights, is appointed for a one-year term. 

Valdon Daniel

James Smith

Vice Chair

Jacqueline Askew

Resident Commissioner
Frank Platt
Michele Pearson
Charlie Maddox

Rick Parker

CEO/Executive Director
Serves as Secretary (ex-officio capacity)