Nominating and Election Committee
The NAHRO leadership changes hands biennially with the election of a President and Senior Vice President by the NAHRO membership. Campaigning for biennial elections begins at national conferences in even-numbered years and concludes with the election in the fall in odd-numbered years. NAHRO Associates and Allied Individual members are eligible to seek the office of NAHRO President or Senior Vice President.
The Nominating and Election Committee (N&E) oversees generally the campaign and election process and the implementation and enforcement of the Guidelines for National Office Campaigns, and carries out its duties as specified in Article VII of the NAHRO Constitution. The N&E certifies the results of the election and will carry out any recount directed by the Board of Governors in response to a majority of the members present at the time of the announcement of the election results.
The N&E is comprised of two representatives from each Regional Council and a chair appointed by the President.
Candidate for President- Patricia Wells
Candidate for Senior Vice President – George Guy
Candidate for Senior Vice President – Marsha Parham Green
Final Action Determination
On Sept. 24, 2021, the Nominating & Election Committee (N&E) convened a hearing to consider a report from an Associate Member that the “George Guy for Senior Vice-President” campaign may have violated one of NAHRO’s Guidelines for National Office Campaigns. The N&E determined that a violation of “Section II.E.2 – Websites” had occurred. The N&E specified that a public Letter of Reprimand is the appropriate sanction.
On Dec. 21, 2021, the Steering Committee considered the matter on appeal and affirmed the N&E’s findings and sanction. That affirmance constitutes NAHRO’s final action determination of the matter.
2021 Election Results
NAHRO Elects Patricia Wells as Next President, George Guy as Next Senior VP
Newly elect NAHRO President Patricia Wells and Sr. Vice President George Guy
Patricia Wells, Executive Director of the Oakland Housing Authority (Calif.), has been elected to be NAHRO’s next President, and George Guy, CEO/Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority (Ind.), has been elected NAHRO’s Senior Vice President.
The election results were announced by current NAHRO President Sunny Shaw during the Opening Plenary Session of the NAHRO Online National Conference and Exhibition. President-elect Wells and Senior Vice President-elect Guy were virtually sworn in and officially began their two-year term on Friday Oct. 8 at the conclusion of the National Conference. Read More.
Nominating and Election Committee (2021-2023)
Chair Diane Cohen Deputy Director Chelsea Housing Authority New England Regional Council Anthony J. Vasiliou, PHM, SHM, SPHM John T. Hamilton Middle Atlantic Regional Council John Mahon Kathryn L. Walter North Central Regional Council Diane R. Larson Ralph Jordan Southastern Regional Council Cindy Preast Harrington Michael Wong Southwest Regional Council David P. Lange, PHM Sherri V. McDade, PHM Pacific Southwest Regional Council Dominica Henderson Kurt Wiest Pacific Northwest Regional Council Lori McGowan Mountain Plains Regional Council Chris Brungardt Dana Miller