People: Heidi McKendree named deputy executive director at Reno Housing Authority

Heidi McKendree

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The Reno Housing Authority has appointed Heidi McKendree as its new deputy executive director.

McKendree is a longtime employee who has served in several RHA roles, including family self-sufficiency coordinator, elderly services coordinator and director of rental assistance, according to an Aug. 9 press release.


“Heidi is the right person at the right time for RHA,” Executive Director Amy Jones said in a statement. “We’re expanding in new ways, and she brings patience, efficiency and compassion to an organization whose mission it is to help those in need.”


McKendree is a graduate of Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. She came to RHA more than 15 years ago and previously worked in discharge planning and social work for a skilled nursing facility in Portland.


“Between my time serving young families, older residents and then overseeing the rental assistance department, working at RHA has always given me a source of pride.” McKendree said in a statement. “Now moving into the deputy executive director role, when our agency is on the cusp of so many big things, I appreciate the opportunity to continue to do more.”

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