The Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners of the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Newport News for a four-year term and are eligible for a one-time reappointment. All commissioners must live in the City of Newport News and one commissioner must be a resident of public housing. The Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m., and is responsible for governing the Agency and setting policy direction. Meetings are held at the Authority's office at 227-27th Street. Commissioners may be contacted through the Executive Office at 928-2620.

George B. Knight

George B. Knight

George B. Knight was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 2010 and elected Chairman of the Board in January, 2017. He is the owner of Commonwealth Environmental Services.


 Bernice Berry

Bernice Berry

Bernice Berry was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 2011 and elected Vice Chairman of the Board in January, 2017. Ms. Berry served as City Clerk for the City of Newport News for 26 years and retired from that position in 2005.


Mark Hager

Mark Hager

Mark Hager was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in May, 2012. Mark Hager is Director of Logistics and SPC Services with Ferguson Enterprises.


 Josephine Clark

Josephine Clark

Ms. Josephine Clark represents the NNRHA public housing community on the Board and was reappointed in February, 2013. She is active in her community and serves on various boards.


Lou Call

Lou Call

Ms. Lou Call was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in February, 2013. She is a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Professional Realtors.


Gary Hunter

Gary B. Hunter

Gary B. Hunter was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in September, 2013. He is an Assistant Vice President with Langley Federal Credit Union and has also served on the Board of the Economic Development Authority/Industrial Development Authority.


Kenneth D. Penrose

Kenneth D. Penrose, Jr.

Kenneth D. Penrose, Jr. was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in January, 2017. He is a Commercial Real Estate Broker with Thalhimer/Cushman & Wakefield.