The operations of the Chelsea Housing Authority is overseen by a Board of Commissioners consisting of five individuals. Four commissioners are appointed by the City Manager and one commissioner is appointed by the Governor. Click here to view the By-Laws of the Chealsea Housing Authority.
ARCHIVED MEETING MINUTES ( click here to view prior year meeting minutes back to 2011 )
Thomas K. Standish, Chair - Term expires 9/26/2021
A results driven business executive who has built and managed highly successful organizations and has been recognized for outstanding performance in a broad range of arenas.
Barbara Salisbury, Vice Chair - Term expires 11/8/2020
Barbara Salisbury is the CEO of MAB Community Services, a not for profit organization serving children and adults with disabilties. During her long career in the public and not for profit sector, Barbara served as the State Budget Director under Governor Michael Dukakis and as the Administrative Dean at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Bertram Taverna, Treasurer - Term expires 3/20/2021
Bertram Taverna is the Capital Projects Manager for the City of Chelsea since 1996 responsible for implementing the City's Annual Capital Improvement Program occupies the Labor Representative Seat on the Board. Experienced in public and private sector construction efforts serving all of New England clients included Exxon/Mobil, Sun Oil Company, Hess Corporation, Honeywell Corporation, Raytheon, GSA and the National Parks Service.
Juan Vega, Assistant Treasurer - Term expires 4/7/2019
(State Appointee) Juan R. Vega is a lifelong Chelsea resident that has been active in community development and civic engagement issues for over 20 years. Juan served as an elected member of the Chelsea City Council from 1994 to 2001, including a term as Council President in 1999. Juan is currently President & CEO of Centro Latino, a non-profit human services organization with offices in Chelsea and Cambridge. He is an appointed member of the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board, and volunteers on various other boards and committees, including: the Metro North Regional Employment Board, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, and the Multicultural Advisory Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Don Kingsbury, Resident Commissioner - Term Expires 2/28/2020
Don Kingsbury is retired and is a resident of CHA Margolis. He brings to the Board of Commissioners a perspective from the resident's point of view. He has been involved in community service for many decades and brings to the Board of Commissioners a wealth of experience as a former Selectman/Mayor, County Commissioner and as a former Commanding Officer of a nationally recognized Honor Guard. Don Kingsbury presently serves also as President of Chelsea Veterans Council.