Recently two Polk County Housing Authority employees, Jeanne Mabry and Walter Frost, received awards. Mabry has been employed with PCHA since September 1996 and received a 20-year service award at the NAHRO Fall Conference in Eureka Springs.
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials is a professional membership organization with more than 19,000 members in the housing and community development field. NAHRO members rise to the challenge of addressing the needs of income-challenged people and improving their neighborhoods. Mabry is the HUD Rental Assistance Manager and Assistant Executive Director for PCHA. In addition to her regular duties, she updates and maintains the Policies and Procedures Manuals for both, Rental Assistance and Public Housing, as well as many other duties.
Frost has been employed with the PCHA since March 2009. He received the Chris Wood Award at the Fall Maintenance Meeting in Hot Springs. The Chris Wood Award is a prestigious award that is presented to an employee that has made a significant contribution in the areas of improvement of technical performance, enhancement of the resident’s quality of life, and has exhibited performance “above and beyond the call of duty.” Frost certainty embodies the areas, which qualified him for this award.
Dixie Shrader, Executive Director for the Housing Authority is thrilled to be able to acknowledge Mabry and Frost for their exemplary service. “The entire staff of the Polk County Housing Authority is dedicated to providing decent and safe living spaces for our residents. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and responsible group of employees,” said Shrader.