Board meetings are open to the public and are typically held the fourth Wednesday of every other month. Time and location of the meetings may change periodically. Location and/or changes are posted one week prior to the meeting at the front entrance of ACHA’s main office located at 7190 Colorado Boulevard, Commerce City, 80022. Information about Board Meetings can also be obtained by calling our main office: (303) 227-2044. ACHA’s January 25, 2017 Board Meeting has been cancelled.
Board Meeting Notices and Agendas
Adams County Housing Authority Board of Commissioner's Meeting Schedule For the Year 2017. Download the schedule here.
Held the Fourth Wednesday of Every Other Month 3:00 - 5:00pm
Adams County Housing Authority
7190 Colorado Blvd.,
Commerce City, CO 80022
Held in: Various Locations within the Human Services Building
Board of Commissioners
The ACHA Board of Commissioners is responsible for establishing the policies of the Authority and for oversight of the fiscal and practical implementation of those policies . Members of the Board are appointed by the Adams County Commissioners and serve staggered terms.
Board Vice Chairperson
Paul V. Franke is a real estate attorney and shareholder at the law firm of Polsinelli PC, a national law firm with more than 800 lawyers in 20 cities throughout the U.S. Paul has practiced law in Denver for more than 28 years and works with developers, syndicators, lenders, housing authorities and nonprofit entities in the development, financing, construction and sale of affordable housing projects throughout the western half of the United States. His work includes the formation, financing and closing of LIHTC partnerships; development, financing and construction of senior continuum of care housing developments; structured financing utilizing HOME, CDBG and AHP loan program funds; negotiation and restructuring of Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment contracts; development, financing, construction and sale of deed-restricted affordable for sale housing; and the documentation and closing of numerous FHA insured loans through various HUD multifamily finance programs, including the HUD 202, 221(d)(4), 232, 236, 223(f), 241(a) and 542 finance programs. He also represents clients in the formation of joint ventures with local housing authorities and other public private partnerships. Paul received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Term Expires: October 2020
Adams County Commissioner | Board Commissioner
Eva J. Henry has lived in the Thornton community for over 38 years. She has two children, Maurice and Danielle. Eva was elected to the Thornton City Council in November 2007 and re-elected in 2011. She was elected as Adams County Commissioner in November 2012 and sworn into office on January 8, 2013. She is the third female commissioner in the county's 110-year history and currently serves as board chair. Eva believes in community involment and has participated in numerous projects that involve social justice and veterans issues. She has been involved in several groups that work on issues important to families and left her 18-year career in finance in 2007 to become a fulltime advocate for working families. Eva is pursuing a degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Policy. Eva has served on many community service boards and committees, including, Adams County Housing Authority, Adams County Economic Development, Adams County Blue Ribbon on the Homeless, Denver Metro Housing Initiative, Thornton Leadership Council, Thornton Development Authority, Thornton Art, Science and Cultural Committee, School Improvement Team, Bollman Center Vocational School, Volunteers of America, Meals to Aide Patients and Colorado for Health Care. Term Expires: January 2018
Craig Carlson owns Carlson Parkhill LLC, an investor and developer of mixed use projects in Metro Denver. Projects include The Avenues in Aurora, Adams Crossing, and Brighton Pavilions. With THF Realty, Mr. Carlson created Prairie Center, a 2000 acre mixed-use master-planned project in northeast Denver. As the Regional Partner for Fairfield Residential’s operations in Colorado in the 1990s, Mr. Carlson led operations and successfully developed over 14,000 apartment units.He has also served the community in the following capacities:Adams County Economic Development, Inc., Director 1980-86, and since 2003; Brighton Economic Development Corp., Chairman in 1983, Board of Directors since 2001, Chairman 2004; Metro North Chamber Commerce, Board of Directors 1980-85, Chairman in 1982, and Chairman 2007-09; Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, Board of Directors 1987; Colorado Association of Home Builders, President 1987, Board of Directors 1983-88; National Association of Home Builders PAC, Trustee for State of Colorado 1988-93. Mr. Carlson attended Brigham Young University (1970-73) and The University of Colorado, Boulder (1974, Business/Real Estate). Term Expires: January 2019
Robert (Bob) Deuschle recently retired as the President of FirstBank-North Market and is Executive Vice President of FirstBank Holding Company. Founded in 1963, FirstBank is the second largest financial institution in Colorado with over $13 billion in assets and 2,000 employees. During his 28 year career at FirstBank, Bob has served in a variety of positions. After spending his early years with the company in various banking operation roles, Bob spent ten years in centralized operations within the Holding Company. This tenure included managing Compliance, Mortgage Operations/Servicing and the companies Mortgage, Loan and New Account call center. He has been elected to the role of President for five different markets during his career and most recently to the North Market in 2006. In addition to his work at FirstBank, Bob is active in the community. He is on the board of the Food Bank of the Rockies serving as Secretary as well as an appointed member of the Adams County Housing Authority. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the Housing Authority. Previously, Bob has chaired Food Bank of the Rockies, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and been a board member of the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Foundation. Bob earned a degree in business from the University of Northern Colorado and a graduate degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin Banking School. Term Expires: January 2021
Shannon Bird is a member of the Westminster City Council and was elected in November 2015. Bird is an attorney with a background in public finance, commercial and corporate finance, and real estate development transactions. She and her husband David are the proud parents of two young children. Bird has a J.D., M.B.A, M.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics. She is the Board Chair for the Five Star Education Foundation and a citizen advocate and volunteer with Great Education Colorado. Bird is a founding member of Adams 12 CAN (Community Action Network), and has served on the Adams 12 District School Improvement Team, District Accountability Committee, Policy Council and was the campaign chairperson of Citizens for Adams 12 Schools. She has also served on the Lexington HOA Board of Directors, was the President of the Meridian Elementary PTO for two years, the Vice President for one year and was a member of the City of Westminster Election Commission. Term Expires: January 2022
Resident Board Commissioner