The BHA hosted a party in appreciation for outgoing Commissioner David Trietsch on May 2, 2018. David served the BHA for 20 years, the past 15 as Chairman. The event was attended by BHA residents, current and former BHA staff and Commissioners, and other friends of David. BHA resident leader Catherine Harris presented David with a plaque dedicating to him the newly renovated community at Trustman Apartments. As the plaque states, David “…served with wisdom, wit, and unwavering commitment to BHA residents”. Everyone will miss David and we thank him for his service.
Attorney Sue Cohen was elected in the May 8, 2018 Town elections to fill the vacant seat on the BHA Board. Sue is a long-term Brookline resident who has worked in the affordable housing field for more than 40 years. She is currently the in-house General Counsel at the Cambridge Housing Authority. Previously, she headed her own law firm representing many housing authorities in Massachusetts as well as clients nationwide. She is a member of the Board and Past President of the Housing Development Law Institute in Washington DC.
Following Sue Cohen’s election, the BHA Board elected officers for coming year. Congratulations to Mike Jacobs who will succeed David Trietsch as Chair and to Joanne Sullivan, Vice-Chair, and Barbara Dugan, Treasurer.