Watertown Housing Authority director Brian Costello will lead his fellow housing authority leaders having been elected the president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).
Costello was elected selected in the annual MassNAHRO conference held earlier this month in Falmouth, according to the MassNAHRO. As president, he will lead more than 240 local housing authorities across the state.
“It is a great honor to be elected President of MassNAHRO by my colleagues who work so hard every day to provide safe and decent affordable housing to eligible residents of Massachusetts,” Costello said in a statement.
Costello joined the Watertown Housing Authority in 1983 as a resident manager and also served as the modernization coordinator, according to the announcement from MassNAHRO. He was appointed assistant director in 1989. In April 2012, Costello became the executive director of the WHA.
He has also served one the MassNAHRO Board of Directors and served on the group’s Housing Committee.