Educator, rights advocate join Housing board

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Brandon Mims and Bradie Bowen were appointed tonight to the board of the Housing Authority of Covington.

 

COVINGTON, Ky. - A long-time educator and a human rights advocate are the newest members of the Housing Authority of Covington’s board of directors. 

The appointments of Bradie Bowen and Brandon Mims were approved by a 5-0 vote of the Covington City Commission tonight for terms that expire in January 2023 and April 2022, respectively.
 
Bowen lives in Latonia and is a Vice Principal at Holmes High School. She’s been a teacher or principal for more than 20 years and is a former president of the Covington Education Association.
 
Sims, who lives in Botany Hills, has worked for the Internal Revenue Service for almost 20 years, is a member of the City’s Human Rights Commission, and was a former candidate for the City Commission.
 
The board oversees the operations and finances of the Housing Authority, which runs almost 1,000 units of public housing in Covington, including the City Heights, Latonia Terrace, and The Golden Tower communities.
 
“With their backgrounds and experiences, Bradie and Brandon bring a new set of views to the board, and we look forward to their contributions,” said Mayor Joe Meyer, who nominated the pair.
 
Bowen said she was motivated to serve on the housing board because of her experiences in the classroom.
 
“I work with Covington kids every day, so I know the close relationship between stable housing and performance in school,” she said. “We need to remove the barriers that prevent our kids from learning and to set them up to succeed.”
 
Mims said he was committed to improving the availability and quality of public housing.
 
“We need to bring our housing stock up to a high level and focus on maintenance,” he said.
 
Other members of the five-member board are Meyer, Jennifer Allen, and Jennifer Holt. 
 
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