Amsterdam Housing Authority

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Board of Commissioners


The Amsterdam Housing Authority is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. The Mayor of Amsterdam appoints five of the board members who serve a five year term and two Resident Commissioners are elected by the residents of the Authority to serve a two year term.

The Commissioners are the governing officers of the Authority. Their responsibilities include setting policies that govern the operations of the Authority; creating a vision for the direction of current and future programs and development; approving budgets and ensuring that the Housing Authority operates within the law and according to HUD regulations.

Amsterdam Housing Authority’s Executive Director serves the Board and is responsible for managing the staff and the Authority’s day-to-day operations.

Regular meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public. Those who wish to address

the Board must register by contacting the Executive Director (518-842-2894) at least forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled Board Meeting. Speaking time will be limited to two (2) minutes per person. Please note, no electronic devices will be allowed. The public comment period will conclude upon all speakers being heard or at the expiration of thirty (30) minutes, whichever occurs first.

Chair – Michael Dayian

Paul Salerno

Al Mancini

Timothy Riley

Richard DiMatteo

Resident Commissioner – Vacant

Resident Commissioner – Vacant

Legal Counsel – Gerard DeCusatis, Esq.

Executive Director – Damaris G. Carbone