Board of Commissioners

At the regularly held board meeting on November 19, 2019, there was a Swearing in Ceremony of the newly appointed Board Commissioner Patricia McBride by the City of Syracuse, City Clerk Mr. John Copanas.

Pursuant to notice duly given and posted, the regular meeting was called to order at 12:02 P.M.
Elections for the Chairman and the Vice Chair were conducted.  Christopher Montgomery was voted in as the Chairperson and Gladys Smith was voted in as Vice Chairperson.


Name Position Term Expires
Christopher Montgomery Chair 10/1/2022
Gladys J. Smith Vice Chair 6/1/2019
Jerlene Harper Commissioner 10/1/2019
Michael Collins Commissioner 10/1/2023
Katie Holmes Commissioner 10/1/2021
Walter Dixie Commissioner 10/1/2020
Patricia McBride Commissioner 10/1/2024


The Syracuse Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is comprised of a group of seven individuals. The Mayor appoints five board members, and the public housing residents elect two board members from the tenant population of all SHA developments. All members serve unpaid. Appointed members of the board serve for five years, while elected members serve for two years.



Generally, the Syracuse Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet every month on the third Thursday at 12:00 P.M. (a lunch meeting).  The meeting takes place at 516 Burt Street in the Conference Room.  The schedule for the Board meetings for 2020 is as follows:

January 1/23/2020 Fourth Thursday
February 2/20/2020 Third Thursday
March 3/20/2020 Third Thursday
April 4/16/2020 Third Thursday
May 5/21/2020 Third Thursday
June 6/18/2020 Third Thursday
July 7/16/2020 Third Thursday
August No Meeting No Meeting
September 9/17/2020 Third Thursday
October 10/22/2020 Fourth Thursday
November 11/19/2020 Third Thursday
December No Meeting No Meeting