Mayor Graham Richard has appointed two new members to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The new members are Andrew Downs and Jomare Bowers-Mizzell.

Downs is the Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. Downs previously worked as Chief of Staff, Director of the Division of the Community and Economic Development, Director of Public Information, and Human Resources Manager for the City of Fort Wayne. Downs also worked for the Department of Workforce Development and was an independent researcher and writer.

Bowers-Mizzell is Assistant Vice President of Small Business Services for Tower Bank. Bowers-Mizzell previously served as Executive Director of the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center. Bowers-Mizzell has also worked for Lincoln National Corporation and is owner of a small business, Mizzell Technical and Creative Services.

The Housing Authority works to provide quality, affordable housing and services to eligible members of the Fort Wayne community and to maintain an atmosphere which encourages self-sufficiency.