The purpose of the Landlord-Tenant Relations Council is to advise, counsel, mediate problems and disputes, and to improve relations between landlords and tenants. The Council will:

  • Conduct research into community housing issues;
  • Formulate programs to improve landlord-tenant relations;
  • Accumulate statistical information on available housing accommodations;
  • Counsel the Board of Trustees on landlord-tenant issues, problems, and disputes and recommend programs for the solution of the same;
  • Resolve problems and disputes between landlords and tenants through mediation and/or discussion at meetings of the Council.


The Council consists of 7 members: 3 represent landlord interests; 3 represent tenant interests; 1 is an impartial appointee.

Chair: Valerie Erwin (Landlord Interests)

Jeff Trotter (Tenant Interests)

Steven Roberts (Tenant Interests)

Vacancy (Tenant Interests)

Donna Dietz (Landlord Interests)

Ed Burke (Landlord Interests)

J. Robin Ward (Neutral)

Alternate (Landlord Interests) — Denis McGee

Alternate (Tenant Interests) —

Board Liaison: Trustee Dennis Young

Agendas & Minutes

Currently seeking new appointments. For more information or to apply, please contact the Assistant to the Mayor: