Ross Takes MAHA Helm

Jeremy Ratliff

As of Tuesday, April 28, Lynn Ross has taken the lead at the Merrill Area Housing Authority upon being appointed as the agency’s new Executive Director. Ross fills the vacancy left by former director Paul Russell, and has served as interim-Executive Director since Russell’s resignation in January.

Merrill Area Housing Authority Executive Director Lynn Ross.

Ross is a nine-year employee of MAHA, serving as Executive Secretary, Executive Assistant and most recently as office manager, prior to her appointment to the lead post. Prior to joining the MAHA team, Ross holds experience in banking as well as additional business management experience in manufacturing and construction.
As for the future, Lynn’s short term goals include continuing to provide safe, affordable independent living to individuals and families as well as maintaining the strong partnership between MAHA and Merrill High School, on construction of the third ‘Bluejay Build’ house.
“In the long term, I plan to focus on making necessary improvements to all of our buildings, homes, duplexes and apartments,” Ross explains.
“I also plan to create a subcommittee comprised of current board members and staff to focus on future housing projects.”
Ross can be reached during regular business hours of 7-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m.-11 a.m. on Fridays, at (715) 722-1081.

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