12Jul

At its June meeting, officers were elected to lead the Habitat for Humanity Prince William County Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2017. Lawrence Hughes will serve as Chair. Mr. Hughes was the City Manager of the City of Manassas for many years and also was a former Deputy County Executive of Prince William County. During his tenure as City Manager, Hughes focused on community-level projects, economic development and financial management. He led an award winning Neighborhood Services Program that forged partnerships between neighborhoods, the city and volunteers to undertake community improvement projects.

Karen Wilkinson, Prospect Mortgage, will serve as Chair-Elect; Aron Perkins, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Secretary; Scott Silvestain, CPA with Duvall Wheeler, LLP, Treasurer; Michael Kitchen, Christopher Consultants, will serve on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chair.

Other members of the Board of Directors include Robert Anderson, Metro Sign and Design; John McBride, Odin, Feldman & Pittelman, P.C.; Brian Smith, Retired, City of Manassas; and Renee Woolfolk, First Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

In Fiscal Year 2017, the Board expects to sell a home to a deserving family through its home ownership program, open a second ReStore in Eastern Prince William County, build offices for its headquarters in the existing ReStore in Manassas and complete several home repair and community development projects.

Theresa Accoo Mike Kitchen and Kisha Sogunro WilsonImmediate Past Chair, Michael Kitchen, presented plaques to outgoing Board members, Theresa Accoo, Navy Federal Credit Union (l) and Kisha Wilson Sogunro, City of Manassas (r), who both completed two consecutive 3-year terms.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County is a nonprofit, locally operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since 1994 Habitat for Humanity Prince William County has partnered with families, businesses and volunteers to make safe, affordable and decent homeownership a reality in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. Habitat for Humanity Prince William County has completed 180 home ownership, home repair and community development projects including building new homes, rehabbing existing ones, major and minor home repairs and cleanups in neighborhood and public spaces. For more information, visit habitatpwc.org.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit habitat.org.

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