The Board of Commissioners sets policy and provides general over site and direction for the organization following the adopted By-Laws governing Winder Housing Authority.


A five member Board of Commissioners appointed by the City of Winder governs the Winder Housing Authority.  Commissioners are volunteers from the community.  The City of Winder Mayor appoints the commissioners for a five-year term.

Steven Smith

Anne Pack, Vice Chairperson

Anne Pack
Vice Chair

Russell Steedley


Douglas Oliver

Larry Sauls

Michelle Yawn, Executive Director

Michelle Yawn
Executive Director

WHA Executive Director Michelle Yawn serves as Secretary of the Board of Commissioners.

Meeting Dates

Regular board meetings are held quarterly, on the third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm at the Wimberly Center for Community Development located at 163 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winder, Georgia. Any changes to the regular scheduled meetings or special called meeting will be posted to this website. Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to present to the board you may do so by registering using the Public Forum/Public Comments Request Form. 

Winder Housing Authority
Quarterly Board Meeting Schedule
FY23 – FY24

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – Special Meeting

Wednesday, February15, 2023 – Cancelled
Wednesday, May 2, 2023 – Rescheduled
Wednesday, August 16, 2023-8.16.23 AGENDA
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Mission Statement of the Winder Housing Authority:
To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and an
enhanced living environment for our community.