Kennedy Park
Bayside Terrace
Kennedy Park
Bayside Terrace
Portland Housing Authority

Board of Commissioners

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 — policies, budget approvals, etc.

The By-Laws state:

The Commissioners of the Authority shall perform such duties as are incumbent upon them by reason of their appointmenht 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.


PHA Commissioners

Christian MilNeil, Chairperson
Shirley Peterson, Vice Chairperson
Siyad Ahmed, Commissioner
Mariar Balow, Commissioner
Evan Carroll, Commissioner
Faith McLean, Commissioner
Thomas Valleau, Commissioner

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Commissioners meets on a monthly basis.  The meeting is held the first Thursday of each month at 5:30pm in our administrative offices at 14 Baxter Boulevard, or such other date/location as shall be designated at a prior meeting of the Board.

The regular board meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2016 has been cancelled. 

The next board meeting is a special meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2016

Portland Housing Authority Meeting Agenda (draft)

  1. Roll Call

  2. Declaration of a Quorum

  3. Resolution:  Approval of Minutes of May 5, 2016

  4. Executive Director’s Report

  5. Upcoming Meetings: Finance Committee: June 21, 2016; PHA Board Annual Meeting July 7, 2016

  6. Finance Report: Finance Committee Minutes of May 17, 2016

  7. Resolution: Approval of the FY 2017 PHA Operating Budget

  8. Resolution: Approval of the Tenant Accounts Receivable (TAR) Write-Off for 2016

  9. Resolution: Approval to go into Executive Session per 1 MRSA § 405(6)(D) for consideration of a personnel matter, the Executive Director’s Performance Evaluation.

  10. Adjournment

PHA Finance Committee

The Finance Committee meets on a monthly basis at PHA Administrative Offices, 14 Baxter Boulevard, at 5:30 PM. 

The Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016.