Housing Commission

Commission Overview

The purpose of the Housing Commission is to engage the Winooski community in developing the vision of housing in Winooski in alignment with the Strategic Vision and to assist with making strategic policy decisions to guide staff work. 

The Housing Commission will:

  • serve in an advisory capacity to the Planning Commission
  • assess community housing needs, perform data-gathering and analysis, and establish city-wide goals for housing
  • make recommendations for housing policy, and identify the tools to incentivize the City’s housing goals
  • assist the City leadership staff by providing guidance regarding relevant loan or other incentive programs
  • directly advise the City Council regarding operational decisions such as loan award recommendations
  • support the Planning Commission by bringing community opinions, attitudes and needs to the decision-making process, while being advocates to the wider community

Apply for an open seat on this commission.



  • Heather Carrington, Staff Liaison
  • Robert Millar, Chair
  • Mike Ohler, Vice Chair
  • Anna Wageling, Secretary
  • Bobby Arnell
  • Leslie Black-Plumeau
  • Jessica Bridge
  • Sean McMannon
  • Chris Melnyk