Housing Advisory Board

The Town of Apex Affordable Housing Plan, adopted on February 1, 2021, recommends the formation of a Housing Advisory Board (HAB). The Town Council adopted an ordinance on September 14, 2021, to formally establish the HAB. The information on this page is preliminary and subject to change based on the adopted ordinance.

Purpose

The HAB is intended to:

  • Provide Town Council with policy and funding recommendations.
  • Assist in the creation of an Annual Housing Report.
  • Advise on Housing Advocacy efforts.

Board Members

  • Audra Killingsworth, Town Council Member, Non-voting (Oct 2021 - Oct 2022)
  • Tina Sherman, Planning Board Member, Non-voting (Oct 2021 - Oct 2022) 
  • Philip J. Welch, Chair (Oct 2021 - Oct 2024)
  • Rhett Fussell, Vice-Chair (Oct 2021 - Oct 2024)
  • Valeria Cesanelli (Oct 2021 - Oct 2024)
  • Paul Kane (Oct 2021 - Oct 2023)
  • Seth Friedman (Oct 2021 - Oct 2023)
  • Jacob Rogers (Oct 2021 - Oct 2023)
  • Martha L. Rodgers (Oct 2021 - Oct 2024) 

Membership

On October 26, 2021, the Apex Town Council appointed the first 9 members to the Housing Advisory Board. 

Individuals still interested in serving on future boards are encouraged to complete an interest form .

Meetings

The HAB is anticipated to meet on a quarterly basis.

Staff Support

Christopher (C.J.) Valenzuela, Housing Program Manager
Email C.J.
Office: (919) 249-1039