Our Towns Habitat for Humanity Names New Board of Directors President and Vice President
For more than 30 years, Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has been building homes, communities and hope in North Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties. This year, under the leadership of trusted board members and volunteers, Our Towns Habitat aims to serve 52 families through new home construction and repairs.
Beginning May 1, Scott Lagueux, a partner and studio director with LandDesign, will assume the role of president for the Our Towns Habitat board of directors. Lagueux resides in Huntersville and has served on the Our Towns Habitat board for more than two years.
Lagueux is an American Institute of Certified Planners accredited land planner and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design professional.
His desire to embrace the current and future needs of homeowners and Our Towns Habitat makes him an ideal leader for the board.
“I have observed firsthand the impact safe, affordable housing can have on families not just over the short term but over the course of generations,” said Lagueux. “Our Towns Habitat for Humanity effectuates positive community change at the most basic level, house by house.”
In addition, Maxine Hargus, a retired educator from New Jersey, will serve as vice president. Hargus, now a Statesville resident, has volunteered with Our Towns Habitat for more than 10 years and has served on the board for more than six.
Working as an educator and serving on the town council in New Jersey has prepared her for this role. “I’ve always felt an urge to give back,” said Hargus. “I’m excited to continue to work with Our Towns Habitat, volunteers and future homeowners through educational and productive ways, giving a hand-up, not a hand out.”
“Our Towns Habitat is grateful for the leadership, expertise and commitment of our board members,” said Jeff Porter, executive director of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. “We’re excited to have the continued support of Scott and Maxine and look forward to working with them in their new roles to build decent and affordable housing for deserving families in our area.”
Within Our Towns Habitat’s service area, more than 5,000 families currently live in substandard housing. New home construction is part of the solution to get families out of overcrowded and unsafe living conditions. In addition, critical home repairs have helped people in urgent need, uplifting lives and revitalizing neighborhoods.
For more information, visit http://www.ourtownshabitat.org/ and follow Our Towns Habitat on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) organization bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in North Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties. Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. In addition to new home construction, Our Towns performs critical home repair services to alleviate serious health, life and safety issues. Our Towns aims to serve 52 families in 12 months through new home construction and repairs. To learn more, visit ourtownshabitat.org