NRHA board elects first female Chairperson, announces newly appointed board member

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Release Date: 
Thu, 09/11/2014

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners elected Barbara Hamm Lee as Chairwoman at the monthly business meeting today.

Lee, appointed in 2010, served as vice-chair and becomes the first woman to chair the NRHA board in its 74 year history. She is Executive Producer and Host of WHRV-FM’s “Another View” and Managing Director of SkillsOnline, a workforce/professional development initiative at WHRO Public Media.

Don Musacchio, retired federal service executive, was elected vice-chair.

Former Chair F. Nash Bilisoly asked Norfolk City Council not to reappoint him as a commissioner, citing extensive workload commitments with his law practice at Vandeventer Black. Bilisoly was appointed to the Board in February 2009 and elected Chair in October  2013.

To fill the seat vacated by Bilisoly, City Council appointed Michael B. Burnette, Managing Partner of Burnette Development in Norfolk to the board. He currently serves on the Norfolk Economic Development Authority Board.

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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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