From the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's website:
Austin Mayor Steve Adler honored Housing Authority of the City of Austin President and CEO Michael Gerber for his work on expanding affordable housing in Austin by presenting him with a Key to the City.
Adler presented the key during his remarks at an event celebrating the groundbreaking for the forthcoming renovations of the Pathways at Rosewood Courts on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
“I wanted to make this award today, with all of you present, to thank Michael Gerber for the terrific work the Housing Authority of the City of Austin has accomplished,” Adler said. “Mike has often said that we have one of the best housing authorities in the country. I disagree. We have THE BEST housing authority in the country, and that is due to Mike’s leadership.”
“I am grateful for the Mayor’s appreciation,” Gerber said. “This honor is a credit to the wonderful staff here at the Housing Authority. Every day, HACA staff demonstrate extraordinary dedication to providing affordable housing and services that support our residents toward self-reliance, growth, and opportunity.”
Traditionally, the Key to the City is an esteemed symbol of civic recognition and gratitude reserved for individuals whose service to the public and the common good rise to the highest level of achievement.
Read HACA's website article "HACA President and CEO Honored with Key to City from Austin Mayor to Steve Adler."