Lindsay Stepping Down As Full-Time CFO At CHA

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

During a Chattanooga Housing Authority meeting Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that CFO Philippe Lindsay would be stepping down from the full-time position to work with the CHA on a contractual basis.

CHA Executive Director Betsy McCright said, "Our plan and hope is that after he leaves the full time staff, he will be able to be here about 40 hours a month to work with us on some of the things he has expertise in."

Mr. Lindsay joined CHA in early 2010 after working as a consultant for the agency for nearly two years.

During his financial update to the Board, Mr. Lindsay said, "This is the first quarter I think I've ever seen that our collections exceeded what we're writing off."

 It was announced that the sale of the Tubman housing property had officially gone through. For this quarter, the number of criminal activity detainers filed was also down.

 Ms. McCright also presented new staff member Katie Morgan, hired as the coordinator of special projects.

 A local artist who has had work displayed in the Hunter Museum of American Art also asked the CHA for help with a program for at-risk youth.

Artist Charlie Newton said, "We want to offer free art to get them off the street and get out of bad environments."

According to Mr. Newton, the program, called "Splash," will "create a safe place housed in a professional studio environment for young artists including urban, rural, low-income and disadvantaged at-risk youth to grow and express themselves through fine arts."

He told the Board, "We want to offer everything to the kids free."

He also said the program would give the young artists a chance to exhibit and sell their work through community art events.

Board members said they would discuss the matter further and work with Mr. Newton to help him find a location.


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