Americus, Ga.- Sept. 5, 2000 - Mobile, Ala., resident Tommie Carlisle, Jr. has been elected to Habitat for Humanity International's newly formed U.S. Council. Carlisle, the operations manager at the University of South Alabama's College of Medicine, 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 U.S. 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.
"Involvement with Habitat for Humanity's U.S. Council will enhance my community experience to a great degree," Carlisle said. "I will be able to bring and share ideas from various communities that will enlighten my own community."
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. are the first of 15 to be nominated by 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. 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.