The Macon Housing Authority is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of six members who serve for five-year terms. By a special act of the legislature, one of the Commissioners is a public housing resident. All Commissioners serve without pay. Employees of the City of Macon or the Authority are not eligible for appointment.

Commissioners are nominated by Macon-Bibb County's Mayor and confirmed by Macon-Bibb County Council, a historical practice followed by the Mayor and Macon-Bibb County Council since 1938. Officers are elected by the Board of Commissioners each year at the January meeting.

The MHA Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Authority’s Central Office located at 2015 Felton Avenue. MHA Chief Executive Officer, Mike Austin, serves as Secretary of the Board of Commissioners, but has no vote on policy matters. Meetings are open to the public.

Board of Commissioners

John Walker, III - ChairJohn Walker, III
Eric Manson - Vice ChairEric Manson
Vice Chair
Joann Fowler - Resident CommissionerJoAnn Fowler
Resident Commissioner
Jeff Battcher - CommissionerJeff Battcher
Pearlie Toliver - CommissionerPearlie Toliver
Dr. Melinda Robinson-Moffett - CommissionerDr. Melinda Robinson-Moffett

Executive Staff

Department Staff Member
Chief Executive Officer Mike Austin
Executive Assistant/Planning Coordinator Phaedra Richardson
Finance Director Quanita Rhodes
Housing Management Director Michael Colbert
Special Programs Director Kathleen Mathews
Facilities Management Director Drew Massee
Human Resources Director Janita Hickenbotham
Construction Planning Director Mike Austin - Interim