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The Board of Directors of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity recently announced that Nate Troyer has been elected to serve as president of the Affiliate for 2017. His appointment became effective Jan 1. Troyer takes over the position that has been filled by local attorney Kristy Bowling for the past five years.
"I am thrilled to turn over the leadership of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity to Nate," said Bowling. "Nate has been a valued board member and we have been planning for this transition for several months to allow for a seamless transition." Bowling will remain on the board and continues to serve as the chairwoman of the family selection committee.
Troyer is just the fifth president for Holmes County Habitat for Humanity since its inception in 1995. He follows in the footsteps of Bowling, Deb Berner, Pam Mohler and the original president, Junior Troyer, Nate Troyer's father.
Four new board members also were elected and began serving on Jan. 1 -- Linda Campbell, Jenny Lauriha, Janet Mann and Tiffany Stefano. Campbell serves as deputy auditor payroll clerk for Holmes County and fiscal officer of Monroe Township and the village of Nashville. Lauriha is a title examiner for Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston Ltd. Mann is a retired travel agent and also worked at Franklin and Marshall College during her working career. She has a long list of volunteer experience. Stefano is an operations manager/lender at First Knox National Bank.
"We have many long-time board members who have kept Habitat moving forward in Holmes County, for which we are very grateful," said Troyer. "We are also excited to have the four new members join us. Working together, we will continue in our mission of building simple, decent, affordable houses for people in Holmes County."
Other board members, in addition to Troyer, Bowling and those just elected, currently serving Habitat include: Deb Berner, vice president; Ruth Crissey, secretary; Jill Dial; Chad Heller; Ryan Hershberger; Pete Hilty; Sue Rochelle; Tom Rochelle; Eric Strouse; Chuck Wyatt, site selection chairman; Donna Wyatt, treasurer. Pam Mohler serves as an advisory board member and Mary Hoxworth is the affiliate's executive director.
More information about Habitat for Humanity can be found at www.holmescountyhabitat.org or by leaving a message at 330-674-HOME. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654.