Juanita and Nila Blevins were recognized by the Manila Housing Authority Board and residents on Tuesday following the regular board meeting.
(Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
Resident Board member Ronnie Horner, on behalf of the board, presented each woman with a plaque for their years of dedicated service.
Juanita Blevins said she is leaving good people and she will miss the residents. The two received a standing ovation from the residents attending the meeting.
Board member Bobby Walton announced Janiece Flannigan will be the new executive director and Darlene Dunn the assistant director.
"We had a lot of good applicants," Walton said. "It was not an easy decision. I think these two will do a good job for the Housing Authority."
Both Juanita and Nila Blevins said they plan to enjoy their retirement.
Nila will work with the incoming staff during the transition.