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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County announces new executive director

The board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County announced last week that Michael Richard has been appointed the organization’s new Executive Director.

Since 2013, Richard has served as District Director of the Lincoln Heritage District of the Buffalo Trace Council, Boy Scouts of America, providing leadership to five counties, including Dubois County. He holds a Bachelor of Science in airport administration from Fairmont State University.

Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County partners with qualified families and community members to assist in providing affordable housing. The organization is a Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety.

Future Habitat homeowners provide volunteer hours during the construction of their homes and assume ownership with a lower-cost mortgage once construction is complete.

“I am looking forward to serving Dubois County with Habitat for Humanity and providing leadership to a great team that cares deeply about helping people,” Richard said. “We have been partnering with families and the community to build 17 homes since 1995, and as we celebrate our 25th year, we are all very excited to be working towards our next home and spreading the mission of Habitat.”

Richard is ready to put his experience and abilities to use helping build a stronger Dubois County community through the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

“Michael’s work in our community through the Boy Scouts and the impact that service has had in his life along with his dedication made him an ideal candidate,” said Habitat board president Amy Crane. “I am glad the hiring team took the time to find a great addition to lead the organization for years to come.”

Richard and his wife, Kayla, have a young son, Warren. The family lives in Santa Claus.

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