Evans named to Rockingham Housing Authority Board

By: By Gavin Stone - gstone@s24507.p831.sites.pressdns.com

ROCKINGHAM — Elizabeth Evans was appointed by Mayor Steve Morris to the Rockingham Housing Authority Board of Commissioners last week, filling a seat left by the departure of Leonard Covington after serving one term.

Evans has held several roles with the housing authority over the last seven years, including serving as the Resident Advisory Board president and as a hearing officer. She volunteered at the housing authority’s summer feeding program and at other housing authority events.

“Through the capacities she has served in at RHA (Rockingham Housing Authority) she is known to take a ‘no nonsense’ approach when working through issues,” Rockingham Housing Authority Executive Director Chereka Belton said in an email. “She is fair, listens and is non-judgmental.”

The Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each appointed by the mayor. The members serve up to two five-year terms. Service on the board is volunteer only. The board sets policy for the housing authority and advises the executive director of the Rockingham Housing Authority.

Morris said that Evans came “highly recommended” by members of the board. Evans will begin her new role on Sept 1.

“She brings first hand knowledge of living in assisted housing, its challenges and rewards,” Belton said.

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By Gavin Stone