The Kennewick Housing Authority board has fired the agency's executive director.
Karlene Navarre led the housing authority for 11 years. The six-member board voted to end her employment during a meeting Tuesday, confirmed Chairman Thomas Moak.
He said the board wanted a change in management styles. The housing authority's finance director, Terrie Greiner, will serve as acting executive director.
Navarre told the Herald the agency has made numerous advances during her tenure -- from completing the Mitchell Manor Development to partnering with the Kennewick Police Department on improved security.
"I'm very proud to have had the opportunity to work for (the housing authority) and the low income and most vulnerable populations within our community," she said.