New RRHA board chair
11/16/2023, 6 p.m.
Former Richmond City Councilman William R. Johnson Jr. is the new chair of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s board.
Mr. Johnson was elected Tuesday to lead the board after previously serving as vice chair. Charlene Pitchford, a public housing resident, was elected vice chair.
Mr. Johnson, a retired zoning administrator for Hanover County, served two terms on city Council before Chris Hilbert defeated him in the 2004 election.
He pledged to work with the board, RRHA’s staff and “partners across the region to expand affordable housing and provided the services our RRHA families expect and deserve.”