New NRHA Board Member Appointed. Meetings Changed to Twice Monthly

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For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Wed, 12/18/2013

The Norfolk City Council appointed Richard “Dick” Wells Gresham, AIA, LEED AP, to the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners earlier this month. An additional member will also be appointed by City Council which will fill the two vacant positions left by former Chairman W. Sheppard Miller, III and Trevor Robinson, whose terms ended in October.

Gresham is Vice President of E.T. Gresham Company, a local family-owned construction firm in Norfolk. Gresham graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a degree in architecture and has over 43 years of experience in the industry, 30 years of which are with E. T Gresham. “His personal involvement in urban and historic community revitalization adds a depth of sensitivity rarely seen in other construction companies thus making him an asset to our board”, say NRHA CEO Shurl Montgomery. Highlights of his professional affiliations include Mayor’s Downtown Norfolk Taskforce, General Douglas MacArthur Foundation, Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation and Ghent Business Association. Gresham is a Norfolk native and currently resides in the Belvidere neighborhood with his wife Jane.

The NRHA Board has changed its meeting schedule from monthly to twice a month beginning January 2014. Meetings will take place the second and fourth Thursday of every month, from 3pm to 5pm at the NRHA office located at 201 Granby Street, 12th floor. A complete list of meeting dates can be found at

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