Meet The Marietta Housing Authority

Board of Commissioners

The Marietta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is made up of six members; the Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the board. The Commissioners are the governing officers of the Authority. Their responsibilities include setting policies governing the operations of the Authority; charting the direction of current and future programs and development; and approving contracts entered into by the Authority.

The MHA Board meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month. The meeting begins at Noon and takes place at the MHA Administrative Office, 95 Cole Street, Marietta Georgia. On occasion, the meeting may be held at another property of the MHA and will be specified on the agenda for the month in which there is a change of location.

Our board members are:

Allen Krivsky

Allen is from the mountains of northeast Georgia and resident of Marietta for 30 years. After graduating from Southern Technical Institute (now KSU) with a Civil Engineering Technology degree in 1993, he partnered with three civil engineers to start Heath & Lineback Engineers in 1994. Allen serves as Chief Operating Officer managing operations for business development, marketing, project management and delivery for civil engineering of transportation facilities involving highways, bridges, multi-use paths and automated people movers. As a life-long Methodist, he attends Marietta First and has served on various ministry teams and boards. Allen has served on the Cole Street Development Board of Directors since 2017. Allen and his wife, Kelly, have three teenagers and have enjoyed raising their kids in the Marietta School System and Marietta community.
Mitch Hunter
Appointed by Mayor Steve Tumlin in 2010, Mr. Hunter is a second generation MHA Commissioner who actually occupies the position once held by his father, David Hunter. After serving as Cong. Phil Gingrey’s Chief of Staff in Washington, DC, Mr. Hunter returned to Marietta and launched a successful public affairs business. Mr. Hunter is the Managing Director of GMHC 360 where he works with corporations, associations, non-profits and campaigns to develop and implement strategic solutions at the local, state and federal levels. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Hunter and his wife, Jaillene, have four young boys.
Latasha Harmon

Latasha is from Louisville, Kentucky, and a resident of in Cobb County for 22 years. A born visual artist, her love for artistry and cosmetics inspired her to birth her own Cosmetic company as an emerging entrepreneur.  Latasha is a graduate from Kennesaw State University with degrees in Integrative studies, Leadership, and Paralegal Certificate. As a single mother of 2, Latasha is devoted to serving the community she resides in. Serving, on several community boards and committees in Marietta City. Latasha is a life-long Christian. Latasha now resides in Marietta City where she raises her teenage son.

Ruben Sands
Ruben is a popular and well-known Mariettan.  He graduated from Marietta High School in 1979 and has volunteered his time for many years to serve as Manager of the Marietta High School basketball and football teams.  He has worked as a medical supply clerk at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for over 30+ years and is a member of Marietta Chapel AME Church and the Marietta School Foundation.
Charles (Laing) Heidt

  • Native of Albany, GA, attended University of Georgia graduating in 1980.
  • Lived in Cobb County since 1982 and, since July 1992, in the city of Marietta.
  • Married to Melinda Heidt and have two adult daughters who attended the Marietta City School system. Melinda Heidt is an interior designer and serves on the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, their oldest daughter, Kaitlin, is employed at Cobb County Community Services Board as a Mental Health Clinician. Their youngest daughter, Mattie is a fourth year student at Georgia Tech majoring in Chemical Engineering.
  • National Sales Manager for Adroit Medical Systems (Loudon, TN) with 35 years of medical sales experience.
  • Member of the Marietta Welcome Center and Visitor’s Bureau board of directors since 2008.
  • Member of Marietta Tree Keepers board of directors since 2010.
  • Member of Cobb Landmarks
  • Serve on an industry board, HIRA (Health Industry Representative Association) since 2011.
  • Have been active in the community as a past member of West Side Elementary Dad’s Club, Transportation Chair of Marietta Pilgrimage Home Tour from 2008-2016, and currently assist with the Marietta Farmers Market.
  • Enjoy time with my family, our neighborhood, working in the yard, running, and reading history.