Mission Statement

The mission of the Maryville Housing Authority is to provide a quality living environment for the qualified families of this community that is affordable and safe while promoting opportunities for economic development and family self-sufficiency without discrimination.

Chartered through the state of Tennessee in 1961, the Maryville Housing Authority is a non-profit agency governed by a five-member Board of Directors who the City Mayor of Maryville appoints. The day-to-day operations are managed by the executive director and a staff of 23.

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Julie Sharpe

Executive Director
A native of Blount County, Executive Director Julie Sharpe has worked nearly 20 years with the Maryville Housing Authority. Julie is a certified Professional in Occupancy for Multifamily and Public Housing and received certification through Rutgers Unviserty for Executive Directors. She is taking classes to prepare for the certification exam for Certified Management Executives through NAHRO. She is the President of Maryville Towers and Maryville Housing
Development Corporation.

Julie has two children and four grandchildren who live in Blount County as well. During her free time, you can find Julie with her husband hiking or biking in the mountains and cheering on the Braves and the Vols. “I take great pride in the privilege I have been given to serve Blount County. As Executive Director, I will ensure the Authority provides decent, safe, affordable housing within the community. Over the next few years, and with the assistance of the MHA Board of Directors, we hope to increase affordable housing within our community.”

PH: 865-983-4958, ext 118
Email: [email protected]

Cecilia Blair

Housing Operations Manager
With more than a decade of service working with the Maryville Housing Authority, Cecilia Blair has worked in various roles before taking on the responsibilities of Housing Operations Manager. She is Vice-President of Maryville Towers and Maryville Housing Development Corporation

Cecilia, a California native, began her career with MHA working in the maintenance department before transitioning to the property manager role at Maryville Towers. Over the years, she advanced to different positions that gave her the integral tools needed to be successful as the Housing Operations Manager. She holds a certification as a Professional in Occupancy in Multifamily and Public Housing.

When she’s not working, she and her husband of 17 years enjoy spending time at the lake with family, and she recently started making wreaths and seasonal decorations.

PH: 865-983-4958, ext 117
Email: [email protected]

Lia Patty

Public Housing Specialist
PH: 865-983-4958, ext 105
Email: [email protected]

Chris Lee

Maintenance Supervisor
PH: 865-983-4958, ext 116
Email: [email protected]

Tammy Vandenberg

Maryville Towers Property Manager
PH: 865-983-4958, ext 170
Email: [email protected]

MHA Board Members

  • Chairman- Tom Taylor
  • Vice-Chairman- Brownlow Marsh
  • Mary Farmer
  • David Connor 
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