Board of Commissioners

Regular Meetings

  • Meetings are held every 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Portland Housing Authority, 14 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, ME 04101. 
  • The date and location of the regular meeting is subject to change, but shall be designate at a prior meeting of the Board.
  • Next scheduled meeting - Thursday, December 7, 2017.    

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Portland Housing Authority Tentative Agenda
  1. Roll Call
  2. Declaration of a Quorum
  3. Public Comment
  4. Resolution:  Approval of Minutes of the meeting of November 2, 2017
  5. Executive Director's Report
  6. Finance Committee Report
  7. Approval of Tenant Relocation Plan for the Front Street Re-Development Project
  8. Adjournment

View Most Recent Meeting Minutes


  • Shirley Peterson, Chairperson
  • Evan Carroll, Vice Chairperson
  • Siyad Ahmed, Commissioner
  • Mariar Balow, Commissioner

  • Faith McLean, Commissioner
  • Christian MilNeil, Commissioner
  • Thomas Valleau, Commissioner

Commissioners’ Mandate

The Commissioners serve five-year terms (unless appointed to fill an unexpired term of a previous member) and they are appointed by the Portland City Council. They meet once a month and vote on various items such as policies, budget approvals, etc.

Portland Housing Authority By-Laws Excerpt

The By-Laws state: "the Commissioners of the Authority shall perform such duties as are incumbent upon them by reason of their appointment to any office and by law, and shall perform such other duties and functions as may from time to time be required by the Authority or its By-Laws, or which may arise by reason of their appointment to serve on committees functioning within the Authority or in cooperation with other persons or groups."