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Board of Commissioners

North Charleston Housing (NCH) is governed by a volunteer seven-person Board of Commissioners; appointed by the City of North Charleston. Through formal adoption of policy, they ensure that NCH is fiscally responsible and operates in an efficient manner.

Mary Champion-McCune, Chairman
Term Start: 12/2019
Community Advocate 
Community Involvement: North Charleston Citizen Advisory on Police and Community Relations, Former President of Colony North Civic Association, North Charleston Citizen Advisory Council Neighborhood Representative, Trident United Way Finance Committee, BmK School of the Gifted Child (Homeschool) Educator
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William Kleindienst, Vice-Chairman
Term Start: 10/25/2018
Community Involvement: Volunteer on the Charleston County Board of Assessment Appeals, Volunteer as pro bono attorney for Palmetto Community Care, Volunteer attorney for the SC Equality Litigation Task Force
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Jeff Baxter, Commissioner
Term Start: 3/23/2011
Real Estate Developer
Community Involvement: Chair of UrbanLand Institute South Carolina District Council; Co-Owner of Cityvolve, LLC.
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Clarence Mitchell, Commissioner
Term Start: 2/2020
Retired Military Corp.
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Lydia Cotton, Commissioner
Term Start: 1/1/2020
Community Involvement: Hispanic Community Leader, City of Charleston Latino Ambassador, City of North Charleston Hispanic Liaison, SC Arts Commission Maven-Berkeley County, Commission on Women City of Charleston
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Jay Patel, Commissioner
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LaSonia Gallashaw, Resident Commissioner
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