POMEROY — Board members of the Meigs County Metropolitan Housing Authority recently honored Jean Trussell upon her retirement as the executive director.
Trussell was honored with a decorated cake at the office on Dec. 20. She was also presented gifts from the board and Brenda Leslie, a long-time employee of the Housing Authority. She was honored with a commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives sponsored by Rep. Debbie Phillips.
Trussell became the first executive director of the Housing Authority when it was organized in 1990 and has held this position until her recent retirement. During her years of service in this position, Trussell has been directly responsible for bringing over $10 million into Meigs County to provide housing assistance to many needy Meigs countians.
Along with Trussell as the only executive director, the only president during all these years was John Weeks, who held the position from its beginning until his recent death.
Housing Authority members are Fred L. Hoffman, president; Brett Jones, vice president; and board members, Norman Price, Ed Durst and John Hood.
Brenda Leslie, long-time Housing Authority employee, was hired as the new executive director to replace Trussell as of Jan. 1, 2013.