Board of Directors

Daniel F. Brosnan

Dan has served as Commissioner of the Arlington Housing Authority since 2011 . He is a life long resident of the Town of Arlington and has worked in the community for over forty years at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club and at the Arlington Recreation Department. In both of these positions Dan worked closely with the tenants of elderly and disabled housing and family public housing . He attends workshops and serves on sub committees to gain insight into the needs and interests of the people served by the Arlington Housing Authority.He graduated from Boston University School of Education and has a Masters degree in Guidance & Counseling from Northeastern University. Dan and his wife Mary Ann have six children and fifteen grandchildren.
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Joseph S. Daly

Joe is 1951 Arlington High graduate and a member of the AHS Hall of Fame, a former State Representative for Arlington from 1973-1975 and has over 30 years as a manager and social worker in the public housing field.. He also worked as a special assistant to Ken Reeves during his many terms as councilor and mayor for the City of Cambridge. Joe has also been a town meeting for over 30 years. Contact Joe at

Nicholas Mitropoulos

Mr. Mitropoulos was elected to the Arlington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners in 2001 and brings a strong business background and considerable business experience to the Board. He also serves on several subcommittees that reach out to tenants, governmental departments and non-profit organizations in the community.

Nick is a lifetime resident of Arlington, a graduate of Arlington High School, and he has an MBA from Babson College in the areas of Finance and Marketing. Nick and wife Marie have two daughters. Contact Nick at

Richard B. Murray

Richard grew up in Arlington, was a local businessman for many years, and has served the Town in many capacities. He was first elected to the Board of Commissioners of the Arlington Housing Authority in 1998.

In addition to his AHA service, Mr. Murray has brought to the Board his experience as: a former member of the Arlington Board Selectman, a Town Meeting Member, and member of the Arlington Council on Aging. Contact Richard at

Brian J. Connor - Governor Appointee

Gaar Talanian is 1986 graduate of Connecticut College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has over 22 years of experience in the residential housing industry as a residential loan officer, most recently with East Boston Savings Bank.

Gaar has also done numerous volunteering in the Arlington Community. As a volunteer coach and board member with the Arlington Youth Hockey Club, volunteering with The Arlington Food Pantry where he was the Stratton School liaison and as a team captain for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Gaar wishes to make a difference on the Arlington Housing Authority board and to improve the lives of the population we serve. Contact Gaar at