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Welcome Commissioner Williams!

Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority is excited to welcome new Commissioners to our organization, as they help us continue to find ways to strategize and assist us in meeting our agency goals and mission.  This month we introduce our newest Commissioner, John A. Kish. 

Dr. Sarah Williams (web)

Congratulations to our Newly Elected Board Officials

 In addition to welcoming two new Commissioners, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners also held elections which resulted in the re-elections for the Authority's Chair and Vice Chair.  

ChairMan Linwood Nelms, Jr.


Chairman Linwood Nelms, Jr., a 13-year Commissioner appointed to the Board of Commissioners in March 2006, was re-elected for his second term as Chairman on the 9-member Board of Commissioners.  Chairman Nelms is a graduate of Old Dominion University and the School of Banking, with a 30-year background in Finance, Auditing, Bank Management and Commercial Lending.  Chairman Nelms has served in positions on the South Norfolk Civic League, Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake Hospital Authority Board, ODU Research Foundation Board, Rotary Club, and others. Chairman Nelms is currently serving his final term as Commissioner for the Board. 

Vice-Chair Rebecca C.W. Adams


Former City Council member and CRHA liaison, Dr. Rebecca “Becky” Adams, a graduate of William and Mary (earning her Ed.D./Doctoral in Education), Jackson State University, Duke University and Longwood College, was re-elected to her second term as Vice Chair.  Dr. Adams has a long history as a community advocate for such organizations as the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Chesapeake Care Clinic, the March of Dimes and the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation.  She has worked with low-income housing and chaired the building of over 20 homes in the South Norfolk and Deep Creek areas.

 Congratulations to ALL our Commissioners on their appointments!