Habitat for Humanity Tri-Cities director set to retire, new leader sought

Tri-City HeraldMay 21, 2013 

The executive director of Habitat for Humanity Tri-Cities is retiring and the agency is seeking a new leader to take her place.

Theresa Richardson, who has held the post since 2004, will step down at the end of June. “It’s been a tremendous growth opportunity for me personally and a sense of great satisfaction to see what has been accomplished with a dedicated staff and willing volunteers,” she said in a statement. “It’s time to pass the baton for someone else to experience the joy of being involved with the worthy mission of Habitat for Humanity.”

During Richardson’s tenure, the local Habitat organization has gone from building one home a year to six or seven, said Merle Johnson, board president. It’s also opened its Habitat Store and started holding IMPACT days in which repairs and improvements are made at existing homes, he said.

“I’m very appreciative of how dedicated Theresa has been. She’s been a great voice for Habitat in the community,” Johnson said.

Executive director applications should soon be posted on Habitat’s website, www.habitatbuilds.com.

For more information, call the office at 943-5555.

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