We create and advocate for quality, innovative and diverse housing choices; we support those who face housing challenges with resources and opportunities; and we collaborate with partners who share our vision for stronger communities.
We envision a future where everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home, a sense of belonging, and a solid foundation for stability, self-sufficiency and success.
- Pride of Purpose
We believe that everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home and that it is a privilege to serve those who face housing challenges. We are advocates for the individuals and families we serve and strive to help those outside MMHA understand and support our mission. We speak well of our clients, our colleagues and our organization, both internally and externally.
- Customer Service Focus
We believe that each person who comes to MMHA has a unique life story and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We work tirelessly and creatively to find the best possible solution to meet their individual needs. We are kind, compassionate and patient, especially with those who have special challenges.
- Quality Work and Continuous Improvement
We deliver our best in all that we do. Our reputation is important to us. We want to be known for being reliable, delivering consistently high-quality work and providing housing that is an asset to the community. We question old ways of working, and if there is a better idea, we are willing to change. We seek and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
- Honesty and Integrity
We tell the truth – always. We share necessary and appropriate information, insights and advice frequently and constructively. We handle difficult situations with courage and candor. We question actions that are inconsistent with our values.
We share MMHA’s vision for the future and inspire others to join us in making it a reality. We set good examples and expect others to follow. We accept and delegate responsibility, seeking opportunities to develop others. We make timely, thoughtful decisions—and communicate them to others.
We conduct ourselves with composure and confidence. We share knowledge with others so they can learn and grow. We respect our colleagues’ time by being responsive, prepared and organized. We are consistent and fair in our treatment of others.
We hold ourselves accountable—personally and as an organization--for delivering on our promises. When we make a mistake, we acknowledge and learn from it. We recognize our obligation to be good stewards of the resources we are given.
- Working Together
We believe that our clients and our community are best served when we work collaboratively – both inside and outside MMHA. We deliver more success through shared goals and mutual support. Within MMHA, we work across departments to improve processes, balance workloads and find solutions for clients. Outside MMHA, we seek partners who share our commitment to providing quality, diverse and innovative housing choices, and who can help us support those who face housing challenges with resources and opportunities.
- Respect for Others
We respect people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and colleagues. We express our appreciation for others and recognize their accomplishments. We value our people, encourage their development and reward their performance.
We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests and cultural backgrounds to make MMHA succeed. We encourage healthy debate and differences of opinion. We advocate for all voices to be heard and we intervene if someone else is being marginalized.
The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority (MMHA) was established in 1953 as an independent political subdivision of the State of Ohio
Our Commissioners and Staff
MMHA is governed by a five member, publicly appointed, unpaid Board of Commissioners. Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Brunswick (2), the Medina County Common Pleas Court, the Medina County Probate Court, and the Medina County Commissioners. Our members serve five-year terms.
J. Jeffrey Holland, Esq
Appointed by Probate Court
J. Jeffrey Holland has been a commissioner for the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority since 2010. Mr. Holland is a strong believer in community service. He is a graduate of Leadership Medina County and Leadership Ohio, and has served on the board for a number of nonprofit organizations, including his current service with the United Way of Medina County and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
Jeff was raised in Medina County. He received his B.A. from Denison University. After law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law he returned to Ohio in 1988. He is currently a partner at Holland & Muirden, Attorneys at Law, with his wife of 30 years, Marjorie Muirden.
Appointed to MMHA Board in July 2019 by the City of Brunswick
- Brunswick Council Ward 2, Council President Pro Tem
- Business Owner – Owner/Attorney – Hanek Law Office
- Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Criminal and Child Protection Divisions – Lorain County
- Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Civil Division – Medina County
- Staff Attorney – Medina County Job and Family Services
- Law Clerk for the Honorable James L. Kimbler
- J.D., University of Akron
- B.A., Case Western Reserve University
- Brunswick High School Graduate
- Resident of Brunswick for over 25 years
- Chair-Elect, Board of Trustees – United Way of Medina County
- Board of Zoning Appeals – City of Brunswick
- Brunswick Town Center & Lake Park Advisory Group
- Former Brunswick Rec Center Youth Basketball League Coach
- University of Akron Lawyer/Law Student Mentorship Program
- Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentorship Program
- Medina County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association Member
Appointed by the City of Brunswick
Carol Lawler is a longtime resident of Brunswick Ohio and has been a member of the MMHA board since 2003. She is currently serving as the Director at Medina County Board of Elections where she has been employed since 2005.
She attended Cleveland State University and has many years of experience in the financial industry both in banking and mortgage lending. She also worked in her family-owned deli-restaurant in Brunswick.
Carol has three sons and is a member of Saint Martin of Tours parish in Valley City.
Appointed by Common Pleas Court
Julie Batey has served on the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Commissioners since 2005. Mrs. Batey earned an Associate Degree in Community Services and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media Communications from the University of Akron. She spent several years in human resources and is currently serving her second term as a proud member of the Wadsworth City Schools Board of Education and is also a member of numerous school district committees.
Mrs. Batey is President of the Wadsworth Lions Club, Chair of the Wadsworth High School Alumni Association, and President of the Wadsworth High School PTO. She is also an active member of the Wadsworth Grizzlies Community Foundation and assists in coordinating Feeding Medina County’s Summer Weekender Bag program in Wadsworth.
Julie is a life-long resident of Wadsworth. She and her husband, Bruce, have two children, Sofie and Tony, who attend Wadsworth High School. She wholeheartedly supports her son’s punk jazz fusion band and her daughter’s blossoming sewing career and loves watching both of them perform in the Wadsworth High School Marching Band. Her family enjoys spoiling their two dogs, Trixie, a Jack Russell mix, and Rudy, a purebred miniature dachshund.
Scott S. Miller
Appointed by the Medina County Commissioners
Scott S. Miller was appointed to serve on the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners beginning in February of 2020. Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education at Bowling Green State University and his Master’s Degree in Special Education at Notre Dame College of Ohio.
Mr. Miller has taught in the Wooster City School District for the past 15 years where he currently teaches history at Wooster High School. Mr. Miller is the President of the Wooster Education Association representing 500 certified and classified district employees.
Mr. Miller spends time volunteering for the Brunswick Area Historical Society and advocates for his love of history and literacy with others. He lives in Brunswick Hills Township with his wife and two daughters who attend the Brunswick City School District.
MMHA Key Staff