Longtime Indianapolis Housing Agency leader announces retirement

Rufus “Bud” Myers is retiring as executive director of the Indianapolis Housing Agency after nearly 18 years in the position, the IHA announced Wednesday.

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Myers’ last day will be Aug. 31.

Jennifer Green, president of the IHA’s Insight Development Corp., was appointed by the agency’s board to serve as interim executive director while the mayor’s office conducts a national search for Myers’ replacement.

Myers, 76, said he was looking forward to spending more time with his family and attending to his overall health.

“Serving as executive director of the Indianapolis Housing Agency has been one of the greatest joys of my career,” he said in written comments. “The IHA staff, board of directors, our city leaders and stakeholders have worked tirelessly to improve the affordable housing landscape in our city and I commend them for a job well done.”  

Green started as a project manager at IHA and was promoted to president of the IHA’s development arm in January 2017.

“On behalf of the entire board of directors, I want to thank Bud Myers for his untiring service to the Indianapolis Housing Agency,” IHA board president Chris Barney said in written remarks. “While it is never easy when an organization changes leadership, we are fortunate to have Jennifer Green serve as our interim director. Her knowledge of affordable housing coupled with her tenure with IHA will ensure we are able to maintain our momentum and experience a smooth transition while a new executive director is identified,”

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