Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award

Purpose:  To honor a current commissioner, or one who has served within the past 12 months, who has demonstrated excellence in advocating for and developing the financial, political, and community support necessary to ensure the continuation and expansion of housing or community development programs.

History:The award was established in 1987 in the name of Elizabeth B. Wells to provide a living acknowledgment of the outstanding contributions she made to the housing field as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the King County (WA) Housing Authority and as NAHRO's first Vice President of the Commissioners Committee.

Qualifications:   Each nominee must be an individual or associate member of National NAHRO and have contributed in the areas of community leadership, advocacy, and public relations as well as to the activities of NAHRO.

Deadline: August 15, 2018.

The winner will be honored at NAHRO's National Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 25-27, 2018.

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Wells Judging Guidelines
 

           2016 Recipient


Gary A. Gramling
Chairman
San Diego Housing Commission
San Diego, CA


Previous Winners

2015 
Wilbert Jones, Commissioner, Housing Authority of the City of Merdiian, Meridian, MS

2014
Alan Styles,
Former Commissioner, Housing Authority of the County of Monterey, Salinas, CA

123 Rico Street 
Salinas, CA 

2013
Johnny Johnson, CommissionerMississippi Regional Housing Authority No. IV, Columbus, MS

2011 
Casey Wallace, Chairman, Harris County HA, Houston, TX

2010
Fred Wescott,  Chairman, Winnebago County HA, Rockford, IL

2009
Sal Salas, Chairman, San Diego Housing Commission, San Diego, CA

2007
Doreen Cato,
Commissioner, King County Housing Authority, Seattle, WA

2006
Richard Y. Nelson, Jr.,
Chairman, Housing Opportunities Commission, Kensington, MD

2005
Carl S. Richie, Jr.,
Commissioner, Austin Housing Authority, Austin, TX

2004
Rev. France A. Davis,
Chairperson, Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT

2003
Richard S. Lujan, Chairman, Hsg. Auth. of the County of Contra Costa, Martinez, CA

2002
Delmar Robinson, Chairman, Biloxi Housing Authority, Biloxi, MS

2001
Charles B. Redd, Chairperson, Ft. Wayne Housing Authority, Ft. Wayne, IN

2000
Sue H. McClenachan, Chairperson, Greenwich Housing Authority, Greenwich, CT

1999
Marjorie C. Murphy, Commissioner, Wayne County Housing Authority, Hawley, PA

1998
Ozie B. Gonzaque, Chairperson, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

1997
John L. Collins, Commissioner, Vancouver Housing Authority, Vancouver, WA

1996
Edna Dorothy Carty-Daniel, Commissioner/Vice Chairperson, Perth Amboy Housing Authority, Perth Amboy, NJ

For additional information, contact:

 LaTonya Rajah
 877-866-2476, ext. 7206