Lily L. Walton

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND)- The Housing Authority of Champaign County announces a new Interim Executive Director.

The board of commissioners unanimously voted Lily L. Walton as their Interim Executive Director on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Walton will begin her new role of managing the daily operations beginning on Feb. 1.

Walton has been with the Authority for three years, filling various roles such as the Interim Deputy Director of Enrichment Operations and the Director of YouthBuild.

During her time with the agency, Walton led several strategic initiatives to cultivate equity and self-sufficiency in housing. She was responsible for operational and administrative oversight of the Move to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program, Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Policy Development & Planning, YouthBuild Program, Client Services Division, and government relations.

“Lily’s breadth of experience and dedication for improving affordable housing makes her a perfect fit to lead the Housing Authority of Champaign County,” said Former Executive Director and CEO David A. Northern Sr.

“I am grateful that the board has trusted me with the opportunity to lead the housing authority. Walton said. “As we look to the future, the board and I are committed to listening to residents and working with the community to identify new and innovate ways to meet the residents’ basic needs and promote their economic resiliency. I’m honored to continue my service here in Champaign County and support the Authority during this transitional period.”

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