The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) announced today that the President and Chief Executive Office Damon E. Duncan will step down from his position after a 60 to 90-day transition. He has also committed to working with the organization through the global COVID-19 pandemic to ensure staff and residents are safe and have resources needed should it impact individuals and facilities.
The decision was made in an effort to spend more time with his family in Georgia and pursue several new opportunities.
“This [decision] was not made lightly,” said Duncan. “However, I’ve worked to create a culture at RRHA where ‘family comes first,’ and in this instance I need to be true to my own message – I need to put my own family first.”
The Board of Commissioners and city officials were notified and have acknowledged support for his decision. Duncan is currently working with the Board on a leadership plan to ensure a smooth transition of duties and determine the best candidate to serve as interim immediately following his departure.
“I am confident in the management team that we have put in place,” said Duncan. “In the past year, we have made great strides in our mission to provide quality housing and community revitalization and will continue moving forward on the progress we have made with as little disruption to our residents as possible.” The process to select a new president and CEO will begin within the next few weeks and expected to continue through the summer.
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