Peekskill Housing Authority – Press Release 04/30/13

The Peekskill Housing Authority has been looking for a new Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners is happy to report the unanimous choice of Patricia Croslan, a veteran of public housing administration, for that possition.

The press release provides more details – but please feel free to contact me if you’d like additional information.

Nancy S. Vann

Peekskill Housing Authority
April 29, 2013

At an executive session on Friday, April 26th, the Commissioners of the Peekskill Housing Authority unanimously agreed to appoint Patricia Croslan as the new Executive Director of the agency. Beginning on May 1st, Ms. Croslan will replace Harold Phipps, whose current contract ends on April 30th.

The Commissioners had narrowed down the list of candidates to two finalists, but after a second interview with Ms. Croslan on Friday evening, they felt she would be the best qualified to lead the Housing Authority in its efforts to address Federal budget cuts, to tackle maintenance and repair needs, and to improve tenant relations.

Ms. Croslan has nearly 30 years of experience in affordable housing, including 15 years in public housing management. She was the Assessment Manager for an on-site independent assessment of the Peekskill Housing Authority commissioned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2011 and told the Commissioners that she intends to utilize some of those findings and recommendations to quickly implement strategies for improving management and operations.

Ms. Croslan states, “I am extremely excited to become Executive Director of the Peekskill Housing Authority. I was attracted by the Board of Commissioner’s mandate to reinvigorate the agency and produce positive changes in order to carry out their mission to provide decent, safe, affordable housing for residents. I encourage and welcome your comments and suggestions to assist in our progress.”

The Peekskill Housing Authority was managed by Mr. Phipps for four years, beginning in 2009 and it wishes him well in his future endeavors.

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Contact Information:
Nancy S. Vann, Commissioner
(914) 739-2365

Bazzo 04/30/13


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