Board of Commissioners

The Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is made up of seven members.  Five members are appointed by the Mayor and serve five year terms.  There are two Resident Commissioners who are elected by the residents of the Authority and serve two year terms. At the Board’s annual meeting, held in December, the Commissioners elect a Chair and Vice-Chair.

The Commissioners are the governing officers of the Authority.  They are responsible for setting policies  that govern the operations of the Authority, charting the direction of current and future programs and housing development and approving all contracts entered into by the Authority.

The  Board of Commissioners hires the Executive Director who serves as Board Secretary and is responsible for managing the Housing Authority’s day-to-day operations.

The current members of the board of Commissioners are:

Joanne Foresta Chairperson
Lu Lucas Vice Chairperson
Ann Bullock  Commissioner
Joy King Commissioner
Stephen Sullivan  Commissioner
Michelle Roddy Resident Commissioner
Donna McCarthy Resident Commissioner

Meetings

The Board of Commissioners conducts open Meetings every third Thursday of each month, except in August.  Meetings begin at 2:30 P.M. and take place at the Authority’s Administrative Offices, 1 South Federal Street, Saratoga Springs, New York.   All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public. Those who wish to address the Board must register by contacting the Office of the Executive Director (518-584-6600 ext 22) at least forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled Board meeting. Speakers will be heard in the order of registration and speaking time will be limited to two (2) minutes per person.  Please take note, no electronic devices will be allowed.