Wilson Kimball currently serves as President & CEO of the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers (“MHACY”). MHACY has eighteen (18) properties comprised of 26 buildings with over 1,700 housing units that it owns or manages. MHACY also administers nearly 5,000 Section 8 vouchers. Every MHACY property has been converted to a RAD property.
Prior to her tenure at MHACY Kimball served as the Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of Yonkers. As Commissioner, Kimball oversaw a staff comprising the Planning Bureau, Community Development Agency, Sustainability, Downtown Waterfront Development, Tenant Based Rental Assistance and Economic Development. Kimball leads negotiations of multi-million dollar property sales and coordinates development of public and private projects ranging from below $1 million to over $500 million. Since her tenure with the City began, Yonkers has benefitted from over $4 billion in private investment in all real estate sectors across all quadrants of its eighteen square miles.
Previously, Kimball served as director of Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Development and oversaw the daylighting of the Saw Mill River at Mill Street. Phase III of the Daylighting of the Saw Mill River is now complete at Chicken Island and plans for Daylighting IV continue to move forward. Before moving to Yonkers Kimball served as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority and Executive Director of The Wheelchair Foundation. Kimball spent several years with the New York State Executive Chamber, holding positions as Counsel and Chief-of-Staff to First Lady Libby Pataki, Speechwriter and Research & Policy Analyst for Governor George Pataki.
Kimball graduated with departmental honors from Skidmore College and earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law where she was a Stein Scholar and recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. Kimball also holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University where she was a Michaelian Scholar.