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Wilmington’s housing authority board names acting CEO as current leader prepares departure

WILMINGTON – After serving the the Wilmington Housing Authority since 2014, Katrina Redmon announced Aug. 4 she would resign as CEO effective Sept. 20, 2021. The authority’s board of commissioners announced Thursday it would appoint G. Vernice Hamilton as acting CEO upon Redmon’s departure.

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Hamilton has served as the housing authority’s director for human resources and has stepped in as interim executive director twice, according to the release. The board’s chair Al Sharp expressed confidence in Hamilton’s capabilities.

“Ms. Hamilton will use her experience with WHA to sustain critical housing services,” Sharp said in a release, “and assist with the nationwide search for a new CEO.”

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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