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 10:00 a.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
Jacqueline Askew

Resident Commissioner
Frank Platt
Michele Pearson Tucker
Charlie Maddox

Connie Staudinger, CEO
Connie Staudinger

Chief Executive Officer
Serves as Secretary (ex-officio capacity)