Americus, Ga.- Aug. 21, 2000 - Matthew Doty of Goleta, California has been elected to Habitat for Humanity International's newly formed U.S. Council. Doty, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of nine individuals selected for this council from across the country.
The Habitat for Humanity U.S. Council will advance Habitat for Humanity's work in an advisory capacity and serve as the voice of U.S. Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other constituency organizations on policy matters. The nine members recently elected are the first of a total of 15 who are nominated by and serve Habitat's International Board of Directors. On the Council, Doty represents the roughly 500 Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapters from schools across the U.S.
"Habitat is a great organization with which to work. Not only are they incredibly successful in their mission, but they are also full of wonderful people. It's an honor to have the opportunity to help carry the mission forward. " Doty said.
In addition to its advisory role, the U.S. Council will be responsible for budget review and annual planning material and will recommend policy for submission to Habitat's International Board of Directors.
Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry founded by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda. Habitat for Humanity International and its 1,984 affiliates in 67 nations have built and sold more than 95,000 homes to partner families at no profit with zero-interest mortgages.