From the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals:
When the nonprofit Groundwork Hudson Valley honors Wilson Kimball at its “Here Comes the Sun” annual gala on Oct. 14, celebrating the proliferation of solar electricity projects in Yonkers, it will be shining a spotlight not only on her but also on the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) for which she serves as president and CEO.
MHACY is the second-largest housing authority in New York state.
In addition to Kimball, Nina Orville, executive director of Sustainable Westchester, and Gregg Wasser of G&S Investors and G&S Solar are to be honored for their contributions to bringing increased solar generating activity to the city. U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-16th) is honorary chair of the event, which is hosted by the Robert Martin Co.
Kimball told the Business Journal that she began working with Groundwork on environmental issues while she was serving as planning commissioner in Yonkers, and that she recently tapped into their expertise to help explore options for dealing with flooding at housing authority properties that resulted from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
“What we’ve found is that these hundred-year events are now 10-year events,” Kimball said. “Normally it’s about water-rise because rivers flood. Now we’re having rain events.” She said a housing authority renovation project on Western Avenue suffered a setback when a boiler room and community room were flooded.
Kimball said that the housing authority is looking for ways to make its properties more environmentally friendly and allow its residents to be more in touch with nature.
Read the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals' article "Kimball looks at the power of choice in power and in housing," featuring the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers.