EHDA elects officers for upcoming year

Published 10:11 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016

To cap off 2016, the Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency was able to handle some housekeeping items Tuesday morning.
The EHDA hosted their annual Board of Commissioners meeting and were able to plan for next year by electing their chairman and vice-chair for 2017.
By unanimous decision, the board elected Stan Bailey as chairman and Dale Shook as vice chair for next year.
“Mr. Bailey has done a fantastic job in the past as chairman and we’re looking forward to having him do it once again,” EHDA Executive Director Kelly Geagley said. “Mr. Shook has served as chairman and vice-chair and we know he’ll do a fantastic job, too.”
Bailey will take over the reins from Larry Gobble, this year’s chairman. Shook will move into the vice-chair position which is currently held by Bailey.
In a relatively short meeting, Geagley looked back at this year’s work and credited the commissioners for their effort and added he is looking forward to the new year.
“It’s been a pleasure to work with the board,” he said. “They always do a tremendous job and I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with. I think this year was a great year for the EHDA. We were able to do well financially and our scores came back well. Our goal is to continue this into next year and provide our residents the best possible.”
Tuesday also allowed the director to reflect on Monday’s Christmas party. While thanking the countless members of the community for making the event a “successful one,” Geagley also thanked the members and commissioners of the EHDA for putting in the time and effort.
“I’ve been so blessed to work with some of the best people,” he said. “When this event comes around, everybody looks for a way to get involved. They’re quick to sign up and do everything they can to make the day a successful one. We couldn’t have done this without their hard work and support.
“Just to see the volume of people who stopped by and support the event was incredible,” he added. “Seeing the smiles and everyone having a good time, I just want to thank everybody that pitched in, everyone at the EHDA, the community members and of course the Ghost Riders. It was a great day and we’re already planning ahead to see how we can make next year’s even better.”
In other business, the EHDA:
• passed a resolution between the EHDA and Chappell’s Pest Control for a contract of service from April 2017 to March 2019.
• passed a resolution to write off vacated delinquent accounts in low-income public housing project 76-1 and 76-2.
• passed a resolution to revise resolution 1956 to correct a write-off of equipment by the EHDA.

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