A months-long vacancy in the executive director position for the Batavia Housing Authority has been filled, Brooks Hawley announced during Monday's City Council meeting.
Nathan Varland, most recently the housing director for Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, has accepted the position.
Hawley said Varland was one of four candidates interviewed for the position and the board of directors were impressed with his qualifications.
Varland steps into the role while the board conducts an internal investigation into the death of a 91-year-old resident of 400 Towers, who apparently wandered onto the roof of the building and died of exposure. Batavia PD is still awaiting results of an autopsy report in the death of the resident, who may have suffered from mild dementia.
Hawley, president of the City Council, also serves on the BHA Board.