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King County Housing Authority
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McLlarky appointed to King County Housing Authority board

Nov. 16, 2010

King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed Terry McLlarky to serve as a King County Housing Authority commissioner. McLlarky was unanimously approved on Oct. 4 by the Metropolitan King County Council.  McLlarky replaces Commissioner Delores Brown, who died in February.

Since 2003, McLlarky has been a resident of Casa Juanita, an 80-unit public housing complex for seniors and persons with disabilities located in Kirkland. He has been a member of KCHA’s Resident Advisory Committee for the past five years.  From 1995-2002, McLlarky was active as a civic volunteer in the Town of Hudson, N.H., where he served on the sewer utility, conservation, and budget committees. He is retired from careers in material control and management information systems.  McLlarky graduated cum laude from New Hampshire College, now called Southern New Hampshire University.

“I’m delighted by Mr. McLarky’s appointment to the KCHA board,” said Executive Director Stephen Norman.  “With an extensive background in public service and active involvement with the Resident Advisory Committee, Mr. McLlarky brings valuable experience and perspective to the board.”

As one of five commissioners, McLlarky will help guide KCHA’s policies and priorities.

KCHA, an independent municipal corporation established under state law, assists some 18,000 households on a daily basis.  The Authority has a staff of 320 and administers an annual budget of more than $170 million that includes rental subsidy, housing management, and affordable development activities.

“KCHA serves more than 45,000 people every day, said McLlarky.  “That is a humbling notion.  Serving on the Board affords me the opportunity to be a strong voice for my fellow residents.”

Delores Brown served on the board from 2003 until her death on Feb. 25. “Delores was a very caring person who always put the welfare of residents first,” said Board Chair Nancy Holland-Young. “We’re enormously pleased that Terry is equally committed to ensuring a high quality of life for our residents.”

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