2020 - 2021 Board of Commissioners

Pete Monte, Chairman

Pete Monte moved to New Bern with his family at a young age and has called New Bern home ever since. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in engineering. Mr. Monte served his country honorable in the United States Army. In 1980, Pete Monte in partnership with his late father, Robert Monte, founded Monte Printers. The business is still in successful operation through the hard work and efforts of Pete and Firth Monte.

His favorite pastimes are cooking, reading and traveling. He and Firth have three children and one grandchild. Along with his family, Pete Monte is a member of Garber Methodist Church. He is also a Rotarian. Mr. Monte was appointed to the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners in 2014 and was elected Board Chair in 2015.

Ronald Scott

Ronald Scott was appointed to the Housing Authority Board October 2020. He is married to Angela Scott, his high school sweetheart, both graduated from New Bern High School (1975). As a blended family, they have five adult children and sixteen grandchildren with another on the way.

His family moved to New Bern from Germany in 2003 while he completed serving our country for one more year in Atlanta, Ga., closing out a 23 year career in the U. S. Army (2005). He retired honorably as a Master Sergeant, with numerous awards, treasuring most the Best of the Best Recruiter’s Award for his work in South Central Los Angeles, twice.

He is a native New Bernian, born and raised in Craven Terrace, on Second Avenue and “the New Projects”. After attending North Carolina Central University, he graduated from Columbia College (A.A.), Mount Olive College (B. S. Religion, cum laude) and Liberty University (M.A. Human Services Counseling- Focus Military Resilience). Mr. Scott is presently pursuing certification and licensure in pastoral counseling and a Doctorate. After retiring from the U.S. Army, along with his wife Angela, they co- founded Born Again Ministries, now known as Refreshing Lives Church, located in the James City area.

Mr. Scott serves as an instructor, senior advisor and chairperson of the Human Service Technology Department and Advisory Board at Pamlico Community College. He helps to oversee a special pilot program at Pamlico Correctional Institution where students earn an associate’s degree in an effort to reduce recidivism, and to assist men in reintegrating back into society as productive citizens. Mr. Scott also serves as an Adjunct Chaplain at Carolina East Medical Center.

Lisa Hardy

Molichia (Lisa) Hardy is a native of New York City. She moved to North Carolina more than 16 years ago. She was elected to serve on the Housing Authority of the City of New Bern's Board of Commissioners in 2010. She also serves as the Resident Council President for the New Bern Towers. Ms. Hardy has one primary goal while serving as Resident Commissioner and Council President: helping to empower others. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, singing in the choir, and making crafts.

Denise Harris-Powell

Bio coming soon

Jennell  Reddick

Jennell Reddick is a native of New Bern, North Carolina. She is the second-generation President of, R.L. Thompson Company Inc, a business formed by her father. Jennell began her career in the public education system, where she worked as a high school math teacher. She has a BS in Secondary Math Education with a minor in accounting and a Master’s in leadership. She is currently the CEO and founder of Open Doors Academy, a private trade school for high school students in Craven County. Mrs. Reddick's zeal for education has aided her reputation as a determined hard worker who does not take no for an answer.  

Chris L. Ormond

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