Spokane Housing Authority Executive Director Awarded NAHRO Fellowship
(Spokane, WA – October 12, 2022) – The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) is honored to announce its Executive Director, Pamela Parr, has been named a 2022 Fellow by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Parr is one of just seven selected nationwide for the fellowship, which recognizes housing professionals’ achievements and actions to improve housing within their community.
Parr was officially recognized during NAHRO’s 2022 National Conference, which took place September 22-24 in San Diego, California. She joins an esteemed group of 40 NAHRO Fellows awarded since the inception of the Fellows Program in 2007. The Fellowship Program was established to honor NAHRO members for their accumulated wisdom and demonstrated mastery in the field.
Fellowship nominees are evaluated based on achievements and sustained contributions in policy, practice, education and training, mentoring, governance, research, and volunteerism. NAHRO Fellows serve as mentors and impart their knowledge to leaders of public housing agencies (PHAs) across the US. Fellows also play an important role in steering NAHRO membership development, conferences, and other program activities.
Pamela Parr states, “It’s an honor to be selected by my colleagues to join this respected group of mentors at the forefront of housing innovation. At SHA we work to cultivate excellence in all that we do; through new staff training, collaboration with local partners, or expanding services and housing supply. This fellowship recognizes SHA’s impact in our community and nationwide.”
Established in 1933, NAHRO is a membership organization of more than 19,500 housing and community development providers and professionals throughout the US. NAHRO members create and manage affordable housing for low- and middle-income families and support vibrant communities to enhance the quality of life for all. NAHRO members administer more than 3 million homes for more than 8 million people nationwide.