Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
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If you are interested in joining any of these committees, contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Kayla - 503-844-7606 x 113.

Committees Brochure

Board of Directors - Chair: Michael Hohn

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Willamette West Habitat for Humanity.  All high-level decisions are filtered through this engaged, dedicated group of volunteers.  these members understand the mission and importance of Habitat, and work on critical strategic planning to support the organization's goal to support hard-working Washington and Clackamas County families achieve the dream of homeownership.  As Willamette West Habitat leaders, an annual financial contribution is expected.  


Resource Development - Chair: Elena Uhing

Committee members work directly with the Community Outreach Manager to advise and assist in areas of general fundraising, business development, donor outreach, and strategic planning.  This is a collaborative and proactive committee where volunteers support Willamette West in recruiting and growing prospective donors and evolving methods of sustainable income streams through planned giving and major gifts.  Works with Trustee Advisors.  Comprised of those committed to fundraising.


Faith Relations - Co-Chairs: Dan Fako & Pat Montone  

Committee members are dedicated ambassadors from local churches and faith communities in the area.  Volunteers work on ways to strategically involve more faith communities in supporting Habitat's goals of simple, decent, affordable housing for working families.  They work with staff providing information on approaching church events, faith builds, outreach/partnership opportunities, and fundraising.    


Events - Chair: Stan Axtman

Committee members help with event planning, focusing on outreach to sponsors and attendees, as well as 'day of event' support for our two annual fundraisers:  Build a Home Frame a Future in May, and Golf Fore Homes in September.  


Homeowner Resource - Chair: Erin Maxey

Committee members are partnered with one or more families after the selection process is complete.  The purpose of this vital volunteer/family partnership is to be an advocate and liaison for the family.  This interactive team works one-on-one with the family to ensure they are meeting all of our requirements, building sweat equity hours, and participating in financial classes.  Ideally, once the family purchases a home, this important partnership continues for at least one year to support the family's transition to home ownership.     


Homeowner Selection - Chair: Erin Maxey

Committee members play a vital role in the recruitment and selection of our partner families.  Each year, this devoted group of volunteers work with the Homeowner Services Manager to plan, market and execute the community outreach meetings the public can attend to learn about our homeownership program.  They review financial documents and attend in-home interviews.  This is is a very hands-on, interactive committee who present final recommendations to our board of directors.  The board then makes the final decision on which applicants to accept into the program.    


Home Building - Chair: Mike Wille

Committee members work with our Construction Manager in a hands-on volunteer experience to determine best building practices for our homes.  Volunteers work with and discuss beneficial technology improvements and techniques that help our families and our volunteer team build simple, decent, affordable homes.  This significant team researches and becomes knowledgeable about up-to-date green building and Energy Star practices.  Not to be confused with construction volunteers at the build site.    


Land Acquisition - Co-Chairs: Ed Brauner & Jimmy Chan

Committee members help identify and evaluate potential properties that might fit Willamette West requirements for location, pricing per lot, zoning, size, etc.  These volunteers assist with the land purchase process and act as an advisory team.  Coordinates with construction staff, regular volunteers, and government review staff.  


Habitat Ambassadors - Chair:  Kayla Newcomb

Committee members work to assist in maintaining a presence in the community.  Volunteers will work as Willamette West Ambassadors and support informational booths, attend local trade shows, farmers markets, community events, school fairs, corporate volunteer recruitment events and other outreach activities in the area as needed.  Summer is the busiest time of year.