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February 17, 2021 - Special Board Meeting - Minutes

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-07 & 2020-18 signed by Governor Pritzker and guidance provided by legal counsel, the Lake County Housing Authority conducted this meeting by use of telephonic or electronic means without a physical quorum present in the boardroom.  Public access to this meeting was available as follows: Call: 1 312-626-6799 and Enter Meeting ID 893 2281 7211.

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Consequently, the February 17, 2021 Special Board Meeting of the Housing Authority of the County of Lake was held as an audio-only teleconference. A public notice of the meeting and the opportunity for telephonic access by the public has been posted on LCHA's social media and website ( (See Exhibit 01)

The Special Board Meeting of the Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of Lake, Illinois, was held February 17, 2021 telephonically and at the Lake County Housing Authority Central Office, 33928 North US Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030.

(Commissioners participated in this Board Meeting via audio teleconference.)

Dr. H. Lee Jordan, Jr., Chairman (Arrived 1:03 p.m.)
Kevin Considine, Commissioner (Arrived 1:04 p.m.)
John Idleburg, Commissioner
Susan Malter, Commissioner
Irina Mishalov, Commissioner
Beverly Mull, Commissioner

Absent: None (One Commissioner position is vacant.)

Present: (Physically present at 33928 North US Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030.)
LCHA Staff:
Lorraine Hocker, Executive Director/CEO
Ofelia Navarro, Deputy Director
Khadija Darr, Chief Financial Officer
Valerie Rogers, Executive Secretary
Aaron Broeski, Director of Public Housing
Jennifer Clemons Ferguson, Director of HCV
Lefran Elgezdi, Director of Human Resources
Valeria Figueroa, Operations Analyst
Heidi Semenek, Director of FSS

Brian Alten, Partner BDO Finance


Noting that a quorum of Commissioners was present, Commissioner Idleburg called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. Roll call was taken, and the following Commissioners were present: Idleburg, Malter, Mishalov, Mull. Absent: Considine, Jordan


Public comments were accepted by email at or by leaving a voice message at (847) 223-1170 ext. 2320. Comments received by 9:00 a.m. on February 17, 2021are to be read at the appropriate time in the agenda. No Public Comments were submitted either by email or telephone by 9:00 a.m. on 2/17/21. Chairman Jordan opened the floor for public comment. No one requested to be heard.

Chairman Dr. Jordan arrived at 1:03 p.m.
Commissioner Considine arrived at 1:04 p.m.


Public Housing Authority Finance Training - Discussion Only

ED/CEO Lorraine Hocker stated she arranged this commissioners training by our fee accountant, Brian Alten, Partner, CPA of BDO USA. She stated Brian has more than 20 years of experience in areas of accounting and financial advisory for Public Housing Authorities. She explained the presentation is important in the understanding of Housing Authority finances.

Brian Alten presented and led in the discussion of the following topics:

  • Board Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Fiscal Year End
  • Programs Administered
  • How Programs Work
  • Asset Management
  • PHAS
  • CFP
  • HCV


There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Considine moved, seconded by Commissioner Malter to adjourn the meeting. The Board voted as follows: Ayes: Considine, Idleburg, Malter, Mishalov, Mull, Jordan. Nays: None. Absent and Not Voting: None. Motion Carries. Meeting adjourned at 2:31 p.m.