Two Appointed to Housing Authority of Covington Board
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:44 RCN Newsdesk
The Covington city commission approved the appointment of two new members of the board at the Housing Authority of Covington.
Bradie Bowen will serve a term that expires in January 2023 and Brandon Mims's term will last until April 2022. Each received 5-0 votes of approval from the city commission.
Bowen, a Latonia resident and vice principal at Holmes High School, has been a teacher for more than twenty years and is a former president of the Covington Education Association.
Mims, known to Covington residents as a candidate in the past three city commission races, lives in West Covington and has worked for the IRS for nearly twenty years. He also serves on the city's human rights commission.
The HAC board oversees operations and finances at the organization, which operates nearly a thousand public housing units in the city, including City Heights, Latonia Terrace, and the Golden Tower.
They were nominated to the board by Mayor Joe Meyer, who also serves on the board.
"With their backgrounds and experiences, Bradie and Brandon bring a new set of views to the board, and we look forward to their contributions," said Meyer.
Bowen said she was motivated to serve on the housing board because of her experiences in the classroom.
"I work with Covington kids every day, so I know the close relationship between stable housing and performance in school," she said. "We need to remove the barriers that prevent our kids from learning and to set them up to succeed."
Mims said he was committed to improving the availability and quality of public housing.
"We need to bring our housing stock up to a high level and focus on maintenance," he said.
Other members of the five-member board are Jennifer Allen and Jennifer Holt.
The executive director of HAC is former Kenton County Judge/Executive Steve Arlinghaus, who took over the role after previous director Jeff Rieck was forced out last summer.