Paso Robles Housing Authority Board

The Paso Robles Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners consists of seven commissioners, two are tenant commissioners that live on-site at Oak Park.

The Paso Robles City Council appoints PRHA’s Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners are business and community leaders who generously give their time. The Commissioners serve a four-year term and are eligible for re-appointment.

The Commissioners are responsible for policy, fiscal management, and the appointment of the President and Chief Executive Officer. Above all, the primary goal of the Commissioners is to insure the needs and concerns of our tenants are addressed.

The Paso Robles Housing Authority Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Oak Park Community Room, located at 901 30th Street, Paso Robles, CA. Our current Board of Commissioners are listed below.

Board of Commissioners

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Joe Irick

I have 28 years experience in the high-technology capital equipment markets and have held Executive level positions in Sales, Marketing and Management of Operations for Fortune 500 companies in both Europe and Asia. In these roles, I have been responsible for P&L, hiring personnel, training and establishment of new organizations. I have also traveled extensively throughout the world and established strong connections with many of the world’s leading Technology Companies, Subcontract manufacturers and start-ups driving new technologies.

In 2003, my wife and I planted Malbec in the Creston Region and began a relationship with San Antonio Winery.  We currently grow Cab Franc and have a long term contract with Daou Winery.   I have been on the Board of Directors of the Independent Grape Growers of Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) and currently serve as President.  IGGPRA is the largest grower education organization on the Central Coast.  I am also on the Board of the Paso Robles Rotary Club, serving in a number of roles.

As a representative of over 140 wine grape growers and wineries, along with my high tech executive experience, I believe I can bring new and productive ideas to any organization as it continues to serve the Community in the Paso Robles Region.

Myrha Miears

My name is Myhra Miears. I have lived in San Luis Obispo County for 40 yrs. I love where we live. We are very blessed. I have three children, mostly adults and one granddaughter. I have lived in Paso Robles for 6 years and it has been one of my greatest decisions. My employment has been in the school districts helping children with learning disabilities. I have also worked in a home for adults with disabilities. I enjoy and find great pleasure in helping others. I also am the director of the children’s ministry at my local church. I look forward to being here to help others and be a positive influence in the community.

Kevin Kopp

Mr. Kopp enjoyed a 40-year career with State Farm Ins Co. and was involved with claims leadership, business planning and employee development. He also has extensive experience with contracts and civil litigation. Born and raised in Southern California, he and his wife Karen relocated with their careers to many different areas of our country before settling in Paso Robles after retirement in 2017. Mr. Kopp has been a board member of Affordable Housing Paso Robles (AHPR) and volunteers his time in support of the PRHA YouthWorks program. The Kopp’s have 3 children and 9 grandchildren and enjoy travel and the many great friends they have met since becoming part of the Paso Robles community.

Julie Richardson

Ms. Richardson is Vice President and Community Banking Manager, leading Community West Bank in Paso Robles. Julie has over 40 years of experience in banking, spending most of her career working and living in the Paso Robles area. She has sat on the board of North County Boys and Girls Club, CASA and the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce.  She is currently a board member of Affordable Housing, Paso Robles Housing Authority and the scholarship committee for PRHA Youthworks.   She is an active participant in Main Street and a member of the Paso Robles Rotary Club.

Julie lives in Paso Robles, has two grown children and enjoys playing her guitar, hiking and spending time with her friends and family.

Adriana Vega

Adriana Vega is one of our new tenant commissioners. Currently a stay-at-home Mom, but previously employed by the County, as an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Behavioral Health. Born in Fresno and raised in the heart of California. She is the youngest of eight children, and has four of her own. Adriana moved to San Luis Obispo County in 2014 with the hope to achieve her academic goals. She, her partner, and family became residents of the Oak Park Community in 2016. Her background consists of over 20 years of Customer Service experience with an emphasis in Banking, Administrative, and Healthcare work. Adriana enjoys helping others, appreciates diversity, encourages growth, and positive change. She hopes that the contribution of her time serves as a branch of communication and helps to implement and build a stronger community.

Nicol Juarez

Ms. Jaurez is currently employed as an Office Manager with Access Publishing and a student at Cuesta College. She is in her third year at Cuesta College and will be receiving two accounting certifications by fall 2019. She currently lives in Oak Park 1, and has been a tenant there for over 4 years. She has been elected to serve on the Paso Robles Housing Board as a tenant commissioner for our community. She  believes her experience and knowledge will be an asset to this board and looks forward to assisting others in need of affordable housing.​​​​​

Wes Willhoit

Mr. Willhoit is Sr. Vice President for project design, site development and vertical construction for Estrella Associates, Inc. Mr. Willhoit has over fifteen years of experience managing real estate development and construction projects, and holds two California Contractor’s Licenses; General Engineering and General Building. Mr. Willhoit is the Immediate Past President of the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast, and sits on their Government Affairs and Political Action Committees. Mr. Willhoit served as Board member of SLO Green Build for four years, an organization that promotes sustainable building and education throughout the county.

David Anderson

David (Dave) Anderson and his wife Carol moved to Paso Robles from Chicago Il., where they had been life-long residents, in May of 2015. Dave’s working career spanned 39 years in public service, including 25 years with the Chicago Board of Education, 12 years with the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), and 2 years with the Chicago Department of Housing. While at CHA, Dave worked in both the Finance and Operations Divisions, finishing his career as the Manager of Technical Services. Following his retirement from public service, Dave co-formed Enlightened Energy Consultants and serves as its President. His company’s focus is bringing energy and water efficiency to public housing clients throughout the US by utilizing efficiency incentives offered through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Dave is a member of the Rotary in Paso Robles. Dave and Carol have three children, two of which live in the Los Angeles area. Dave has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Concordia University and an MBA from Kennedy-Western University.  


Maria Garcia

City Council Member

Warren Frace

Paso Robles Community Development Director

Fred Strong

City Council Member