District 751 Secretary-Treasurer Named to Housing Commission

Susan A. Palmer

District 751 Secretary-Treasurer Susan A. Palmer has been named to a five-year term as commissioner of the King County (WA) Housing Authority (KCHA). As one of five commissioners serving the county that includes Seattle, Palmer will help provide strategic direction and guidance for the housing authority.

“Having enough affordable housing units is a huge challenge in our region,” said Palmer. “I am proud to have the opportunity to make a contribution to KCHA and its mission to provide critical resources to the residents of our local communities. My union work has always focused on providing living wages and an adequate safety net and promoting strong communities.”

Hired by Boeing in 1986, Palmer has served as a union steward, as well as holding several leadership positions within her local lodge. In 1996, Palmer was elected to serve as a full-time business representative and in 2006 was elected to serves as the district’s secretary-treasurer.

“I know Susan will do an excellent job representing labor and serving her community,” said District 751 President and Directing Business Representative Tom Wroblewski. “Her experience managing District 751 HUD housing properties and compassion for helping others in the community makes her a perfect fit to serve on the King County Housing Authority.”

Palmer also volunteers for Guide Dogs of America, the American Cancer Society, and has previously served as a board member of the King County Airport Roundtable, delegate to the King County Labor Council, and as a Precinct Committee Officer.

“Susan’s appointment to the King County Housing Authority is a testament to the dedication that she has toward serving her community,” said Western Territory GVP Gary Allen.  “Her example is nothing short of what it means to be a true trade unionist.”

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