UPDATE | YMHA board takes no action today on executive director job


The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Commissions has adjourned its special board meeting after nearly 4.5 hours, without taking action.

The session was called to discuss the employment of an employee. A previous press release said the meeting was called to discuss the employment of the executive director, Jason T. Whitehead.

The YMHA has a staff of 80 who administer Housing Choice Vouchers, manage a portfolio of 1,455 public housing units, and operate with a budget of $30 million, according to the budget. The agency’s housing portfolio is concentrated in Youngstown, but some units are scattered throughout Mahoning County.

Whitehead became the chief executive officer and executive director of YMHA in February, succeeding Carmelita Douglas, who retired after nearly five years in that position.

Whitehead is best known in his previous role as chief of staff for former Mayor Jay Williams, according to Vindicator files.

Whitehead was previously the YMHA’s deputy executive director.

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