Norfolk City Council Appoints New NRHA Commissioner

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Thu, 02/26/2009

Norfolk, VA (February 26, 2009) – At its meeting on Tuesday, February 24, City Council appointed F. Nash Bilisoly to the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners. His term will expire July 30, 2010. He replaces former Commissioner Peter M. Meredith, Jr., who served as Vice Chairman. Meredith, who served on the board with distinction for six years, tendered his resignation to concentrate more time on his property management business and family matters.

Bilisoly has been a partner with Vandeventer Black since 1985 and concentrates his law practice in maritime matters, representing shipyards, terminals and vessels. He received a B.A. from The College of William & Mary in 1976 and a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1979, where he was the Notes and Comments Editor for The Tulane Maritime Lawyer.

His present business associations include Secretary of the Standing Committee on Stevedoring, Marine Terminals and Shoreside Services for The Maritime Law Association of the United States and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute. He is a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) where he recently spoke on the Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC). He has previously published articles with SEALI and in the Tulane Law Review. He serves on the Executive Board of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and the Hermitage Foundation Museum and is a member of the Norfolk Mayor's Commission to End Homelessness.

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Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, live and play.

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