Dr. Gary K. Wallace

Gary Wallace

Dr. Gary K. Wallace is the CEO/Executive Director of the Lowell Housing Authority. Dr. Wallace began his career at the Lowell Housing Authority as a property manager in 1987 and has held various positions of increased responsibility, culminating with his appointment as CEO/Executive Director in 2002.

Dr. Wallace oversees an annual operating budget of over $12M, a capital fund of $3M and a $10M Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program which serves thousands of low to moderate-income elderly individuals families, and individuals with special needs.

A proven dynamic leader, Dr. Wallace possesses extensive operations and project management skills in a governmental environment. Dr. Wallace has consistently demonstrated the ability to optimize human/material and financial resources, has a strong strategic planning, analytical, communication and problem-resolution skills. He is able to elicit cooperation from diverse groups to accomplish common objectives. His work at the agency has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for integrity and commitment to affordable housing, dignity and self-sufficiency.

Additionally, Wallace serves as President of the Lowell Youth Activities Program, Inc., which supports student success by providing college scholarships to low to moderate income youth residing in Lowell Housing Authority properties, and youth enrichment programs.

Wallace is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and serves a Regional Representative of New England for the National Chapter. Dr. Wallace is a member of the Middlesex Community College Foundation, International Society of Law and Policy, and the American Society for Public Administration.