Mills Appointed Executive Director at Fulton CDA

Jessica Mills was appointed late last year as the executive director of the Fulton Community Development Agency (CDA) by the Fulton Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners.

Mills, who has been with the agency for nearly 10 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in business, management and economics from SUNY Empire State College. She is also certified as a HUD housing choice voucher (HCV) specialist and housing quality standards specialist as well as a HUD certified housing counselor providing housing counseling services in the areas of financial management, housing affordability, fair housing, homeownership, avoiding foreclosure and tenancy.

In her role as executive director, she is responsible for the management and administration of low-income public housing programs and any programs authorized by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She supervises all agency operations, maintains contact with HUD and New York state housing programs representatives, as well as supervising participation in federal grants and other sources for funding. She also develops, implements and oversees the agency’s budgets, while managing day-to-day operations and keeping board commissioners informed.

Mills has served for more than two years as a housing counselor–senior law assistant at the Hiscock Legal Aid Society in Syracuse.

Mills was born in Oswego, but grew up in Colton, St. Lawrence County. When she was 15 her family came to Fulton. She lives in Fulton with her husband, Kurtis, and teenage sons Tyler and Anthony.