The Kennewick Housing Authority board has fired the agency's executive director.
Karlene Navarre led the housing authority for 11 years. The six-member board voted to end her employment during a meeting Tuesday, confirmed Chairman Thomas Moak.
He said the board wanted a change in management styles. The housing authority's finance director, Terrie Greiner, will serve as acting executive director.
Navarre told the Herald the agency has made numerous advances during her tenure -- from completing the Mitchell Manor Development to partnering with the Kennewick Police Department on improved security.
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"I'm very proud to have had the opportunity to work for (the housing authority) and the low income and most vulnerable populations within our community," she said.