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Posted: June 16, 2017 1:58 p.m.

Covington Housing Authority narrows executive director search to three

Decision expected within 3 weeks

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Anitra Douglas

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Housing Authority of The City of Covington has narrowed the search of its next executive director down to three candidates.

“We’re excited about the future of the housing authority and excited to see where the next director will take us,” Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington Landis Stephens said.

The three candidates are Michael Dineen, Anitra Douglas and Shamica Tucker. Stephens said he expects to have a decision in two or three weeks.

According to his resume, Dineen is the current executive director of the Lenoir Housing Authority in Lenoir, North Carolina. He has previously worked for the Conyers Housing Authority as the director of operations, Conyers Police Department achieving the rank of sergeant and the United States Army achieving the rank of sergeant. He attended Shorter University and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

According to her resume, Douglas is the current executive director of the Miledgeville Housing Authority. Within the Milledgeville Housing Authority, Douglas has held various positions, including director of admissions, executive assistant and maintenance work order clerk. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

According to her resume, Tucker is the current interim director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington. She has previously worked for the Housing Authority of the City of Covington as the property manager, The Center for Community Preservation and Planning as the assistant director, STW Financial as a mortgage broker and Georgia Power as a project manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Florida A&M University. She has also attended graduate-level courses in business administration at Georgia State University.

The executive director position was vacated when Greg Williams tendered his resignation earlier this year. The news of Williams’ resignation came in the midst of an investigation into the housing authority’s financial department due to suspected employee theft.

A forensic audit report, released to the public in February, showed a total of $61,901.20 in “questionable costs” between the dates of January 2013 and September 2016.

Stephens told The Covington News in February that a nationwide search would be conducted to replace Williams.

PDF copies of each candidates resume are available for review online at www.covnews.com or in person at the housing authority. 

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