Our Board

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Members & Meetings

Our Board Members

Term ending June 2023

Marilyn holds graduate degrees in both Human Services and Health Care Administration and has been employed her entire career in senior level positions in those arenas. For the last twenty-six years, she has worked locally for Cooley Dickinson Health Care. 

Being active in the community, Marilyn has been on many local boards including the Lathrop Retirement Communities; Academy of Music Theatre; Northampton City Democratic Committee; and, the United Way of Hampshire County serving as the Board Chair and Campaign Chair. She also acted as the Co-Chair of the Northampton Senior Center Building Committee.

Nationally, Marilyn is on the Board of the Kendal Corporation, Kendal New York and Kendal California. The Kendal Corporations provide value-based senior retirement continuing care and independent living services throughout the country; Marilyn is currently the Chair of the Kendal Charitable Funds in Kennett Square Pennsylvania, which funds innovative programs for older adults all around the county.

A resident of Northampton living in Florence, Marilyn was elected and served two terms on the Northampton City Council and for four years, a member of the Northampton Planning Board. Marilyn is a proud participant in the Pioneer Valley Symphony where she has played the violin for the last eleven years. Marilyn freely shares her love of community, politics, philanthropy and the arts.

Marilyn Richards | Jonmar2@comcast.net

Term ending March 2023

James D. Brooks was appointed to the NHA in 1996 by Governor Charles Baker. Jim is a native of Northampton, born, raised and schooled in “Hamp”. He worked for 25 years in the gravure printing industry before becoming disabled with Multiple Sclerosis in 1997. He holds an Associates degree in the Arts from Holyoke Community College and a BA in History from UMass Amherst.

James Brooks | Jim-Bo@comcast.net

Term ending February 2025

Jeffrey W. Jones has been on the Northampton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners since 2008. He is a past Chairperson. He serves on the board as the representative from organized labor. He is Vice President and Staff Representative for UFCW Local 1459, based in Springfield serving the four western counties of Massachusetts and southern Vermont. He is a member of the Executive Board of Local 1459. In addition, he is a member of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO State Federation and a delegate to the Vermont AFL-CIO, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Hampshire/Franklin Labor Assembly, and the Northampton Community Preservation Committee.

He resides in Florence with his family and two cats.

Jeffrey Jones | beyejeff@comcast.net

Term ending June 2023

Emily Laufer was appointed to the Northampton Housing Authority Board in 2018. Ms. Laufer is a resident of Hampshire Heights and is passionate about building a strong relationship between tenants and the Northampton Housing Authority. She works full time at a nonprofit in Holyoke MA and is a mother of a 6 year old boy. She is honored to volunteer for the community.

Emily Laufer | emily_laufer@yahoo.com

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

September 2021

Meeting Date:  September 20, 2021

Time: 5:30PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

 

August 2021

Meeting Date:   August 16, 2021

Time: 5:30PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

 

July 2021

Meeting Date:   July 19, 2021

Time: 5:30PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

 

June 2021

Meeting Date:   June 21, 2021

Time: 5:30PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

 

May 2021

Meeting Date:   May 17, 2021

Time: 5:30PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

 

April 2021

Meeting Date:   April 26, 2021

Time: 6:30PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

 

March 2021

Meeting Date:   March 15, 2021

Time: 6:30PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes -April 26, 2021

February 2021

Meeting Date:   February 22, 2021

Time: 6:54PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes -March 15, 2021

January 2021

Meeting Date:  January 25, 2021

Time: 6:30PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes -March 15, 2021

December 2020

Meeting Date: December 21, 2020

Time: 5:00PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes – January 25, 2021

November 2020

Meeting Date: November 16, 2020

Time: 5:00PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes – December 22, 2020

October 2020

Meeting Date: October 26, 2020

Time: 3:00PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes – December 22, 2020


Meeting Date: October 6, 2020

Time: 12:00PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes – October 26, 2020

 

September 2020

Meeting Date: September 21, 2020

Time: 4:07PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes – October 26, 2020

August 2020

Meeting Date: August 27, 2020

Time: 4:05PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

Board Approved Minutes – September 21, 2020

July 2020

Meeting Date: July 20, 2020

Time: 3:06 PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

June 2020

Meeting Date: June 23, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM

Meeting Location: Virtual


Meeting Date: June 15, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

May 2020

Meeting Date: May 18, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

April 2020

Meeting Date: April 20, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM

Meeting Location: Virtual

March 2020

No Meeting due to COVID-19

February 2020

Meeting Date: February 12, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

January 2020

Meeting Date: January 27, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

December 2019

Meeting Date: December 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

November 2019

Meeting Date: November 4, 2019

Time: 6:32 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

October 2019

Meeting Date: October 21, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

September 2019

Meeting Date: September 9, 2019

Time: 6:32 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

August 2019

Meeting Date: August 26, 2019

Time: 6:32 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

July 2019

Meeting Date: July 23, 2019

Time: 6:32 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

June 2019

Meeting Date: June 10, 2019

Time: 6:32 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

May 2019

Meeting Date: May 13, 2019

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

April 2019

Meeting Date: April 8, 2019

Time: 6:29 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

March 2019

Meeting Date: March 18, 2019

Time: 6:29 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

Approved During Annual Meeting on January 27, 2020

February 2019

Meeting Date: March 18, 2019.

Time: 6:50 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

January 2019

Meeting Date: January 14, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

December 2018

Meeting Date: December 10, 2018

Time: 6:32 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

November 2018

Meeting Date: October 15, 2018

Time: 6:35 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

October 2018

Meeting Date: September 11, 2018

Time: 6:37 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

September 2018

Meeting Date: September 10, 2018

Time: 7:31 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

August 2018

Meeting Date: August 27, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

July 2018

Meeting Date: July 18, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

June 2018

Meeting Date: June 6, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

May 2018

Meeting Date: May 14, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

April 2018

Meeting Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

March 2018

Meeting Date: March 15, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

February 2018

Meeting Date: February 12, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: Tobin Manor, 56 Maple Street

January 2018

Meeting Date: January 11, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: McDonald House Apartments, 49 Old Street

Board Documents