The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Americus are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Americus, GA. Each commissioner, except the resident commissioner, is appointed to serve a five year term or to complete the term of the commissioner they are replacing. Their terms are staggered so that one commissioner's term is set to expire each year on July 24th. A commissioner can be reappointed for as many terms as the Mayor may desire.
Our resident commissioner is also appointed by the Mayor of the City of Americus, GA., and that person is appointed to serve for a one year term. The resident commissioner's term is set to expire July 24th of each year. If the resident commissioner should lose their housing assistance from the Housing Authority, they would then be replaced.
The commissioners responsibilities include the hiring of a Chief Executive Officer, to set policy, and review the operations of the authority.
The Chief Executive Officer has the responsibility of running the day-to-day activities of the Housing Authority, acting as the Executive Director, and as secretary to the Board of Commissioners.
Bobby L. Fuse, Jr.
Our Current Chairman is Bobby L. Fuse, Jr. Mr. Fuse, is a retired school system administrator. He was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on May 21, 2009. His term is set to expire on July 24, 2023. He also served as a commissioner at the Fulton County Housing Authority for approximately nine (9) years.
Our current Vice-Chairman is Ricky Arnold. Mr. Arnold is a general contractor. He was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on July 23, 2012. His term is set to expire on July 24, 2027.
Commissioner Jessica Wright is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer on Innovative Senior Solutions, Inc. She was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on February 14, 2017 to fill the unexpired term of Daron Butler. Her term is set to expire on July 24, 2026.
G. Bardin Hooks, Jr.
Commissioner G. Bardin Hooks, Jr., is a local attorney with Arnold and Hooks, LLC. He was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on July 23, 2015. His term is set to expire on July 24, 2025.
Bill Krenson, Jr.
Commissioner Bill Krenson, Jr. is a Certified Public Accountant working with a local CPA firm in Americus. He was appointed to the Board of Commissioners on August 24, 1995. His term is set to expire on July 24, 2024
Commissioner Dwight Chavis is our resident commissioner. He is retired from a maintenance position with a local employer. He was appointed on July 21, 2016. His term is set to expire on July 24, 2023.
Chief Executive Officer
George F. Edge
Our Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019, is George F. Edge. He became employed with the Housing Authority of Americus on March 17, 1986 as an Occupancy Specialist. He was Manager of Housing for several years, and on February 1, 2018, he was appointed CEO Designate. He is a Certified Public Housing Manager. He also serves as Treasurer of the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevolpment Authorities. He and his family reside in Americus.
Meet Our Management Team
Penny McPeek, Manager of Housing
Shelia Deloach, Manager of Finance
Gary Woods, Manager of Technical Services
Diana Roberts, Resident Services Coordinator