COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD VACANCIES

COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD VACANCIES

The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants willing to serve on the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Commission. The deadline to apply has been extended.

To be considered, each applicant must submit a letter of interest, a current resume and three letters of reference to the Doña Ana County Community Development Department no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.

The Housing Authority Commission consists of two appointees by the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners, two appointees by the City of Las Cruces and a fifth appointee who is nominated by the city- and county-appointed commissioners.

One commissioner appointed by Doña Ana County will serve a three-year term of office. The second appointee will serve for one year. All subsequent appointees will serve staggered five-year terms.

At present, the Housing Authority Commission meets a 2 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in the conference suite of the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Commission. Meeting times and dates may be changed once a new commission is appointed.

Matters that frequently arise for consideration by the Housing Authority Commission include annual budgets, federally mandated planning documents, policy documents, tax-credit developments and the annual performance evaluation of the Housing Authority’s executive director. Meetings average about two hours each.

In addition to regular meetings, the Housing Authority Commission is empowered to hold special meetings and work sessions.

Applications for county appointments may be mailed to Doña Ana County Chief Planner Janine Divyak at 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M., 88007, or delivered in person to the Doña Ana County Community Development Department at the Doña Ana County Government Center.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews: may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.