The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:00 am

Local housing official named regional chief

Journal Gazette

The executive director of Fort Wayne Housing Authority has been elected president of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' Northern Central Regional Council.

George Guy, who is also CEO of the local housing authority, will lead a board of directors, which includes 44 voting members and 26 ex-officio nonvoting members.

The board members represent the interests of housing agencies throughout Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Guy has “spent more than 25 years developing solutions to improve the quality of life for families in under-served communities,” a news release from the housing authority said Tuesday.

Sunny Shaw, incoming president of the organization, said officials are “thrilled to have George Guy leading the North Central Regional Council.”

“His leadership and dedication are a credit to the region, and we look forward to working with him to meet our region's local needs and to achieve our shared national priorities,” Shaw said in the statement.

The North Central Regional Council is one of eight regional bodies. They provide access to a local network of industry professionals, opportunities for leadership development, training, conferences, and focus for the special and local interests of the members. Each has its own dues structure and bylaws.

Working within the housing industry, Guy has assisted in more than $70 million in new affordable housing projects, including three permanent supportive housing developments, the news release said.

Guy is president National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' Indiana chapter and a trustee of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association.

He was promoted to Fort Wayne Housing Authority director in 2015, replacing longtime executive Maynard Scales, who retired.

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