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Virginia Resident Elected To HFH IBOD Subcommittee

Hayes, Va. Resident Elected To Habitat For Humanity International Board Of Directors Subcommittee

Americus, Ga.- Sept. 5, 2000 - Hayes, Va., resident Starr Mayer has been elected to Habitat for Humanity International’s newly formed U.S. Council. Mayer is one of nine individuals selected for this council from across the country.

Mayer, a retired Lutheran pastor, previously worked for Habitat for Humanity as executive director of an affiliate office. “I bring a Habitat for Humanity affiliate perspective to the table balanced by a lot of international experience,” Mayer said.

Habitat for Humanity’s U.S. Council will advance the organizations work in an advisory capacity and serve as a voice of U.S. Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other constituency organizations on policy matters. The nine members recently elected are the first of 15 to be nominated by Habitat’s International Board of Directors.

In addition to its advisory role, the U.S. Council will be responsible for budget reviews, the annual planning of materials, and will submit policy recommendations to the international board.

Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry founded by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda. HFHI and its 2,001 affiliates in 67 nations have built and sold almost 100,000 homes to partner families at no profit with zero-interest mortgages.