NORFOLK, Neb. — Norfolk Housing Division Director Sheila Miller will become CEO of the Douglas County Housing Authority.
As of Saturday, she will be the deputy director and then move to the position of CEO in September. Miller’s last day on the job in Norfolk was Thursday.
“I’m excited about the new challenges,” Miller said. “Many things will be the same as what I’ve been doing in Norfolk but on a much larger scale.”
The Housing Division in Norfolk oversees the distribution of housing aid to 254 families. In Omaha, she will be responsible for more than 1,300 vouchers for needy families.
Her husband, Bill, who graduated from Norfolk High School and served as a sales manager with LG Electronics, has commuted to Omaha for flights across the country every week for 30 years. For the last year, he has been living in Omaha, and she has commuted there for the weekends.
Miller started working for the City of Norfolk in 1984 as an administrative assistant with the Planning and Zoning Department. At that time, the department was also responsible for housing issues. Miller became housing director in 1998.
Miller has received the National Housing Award of Merit for Housing Innovation; the Orville Stanton Distinguished Service Award; and a housing innovation award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
Her replacement in Norfolk has not been named.