NEWSMAKERS
June 2012

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Hires Community Outreach Coordinator

Lawrence, Kan. – Lawrence Habitat for Humanity has named Lindsey Slater as its first-ever community outreach coordinator.

LIndsey SlaterMs. Slater will help develop and enhance Habitat’s relationships in the community. She will also develop strategies to engage community residents in housing related issues. Ms. Slater will serve as a link between Habitat for Humanity and the Lawrence community.
        
“We are thrilled to have Lindsey join our team. Our Board of Directors, volunteers and the community are excited that she has brought great experience to Lawrence Habitat,” says Habitat’s executive director, Tracie Howell. “Her community connections, passion for Habitat and energy make her the best fit as our Community Outreach Coordinator.  She has hit the ground running and we are very excited to have her as part of our team!” 

         Ms. Slater says she’s excited to work for a non-profit that is so ingrained in the Lawrence community. “Habitat for Humanity is an amazing organization that can really thrive in a city with such generous residents,” says Slater. “I can’t wait to expand Habitat’s reach and engage with the Lawrence community.”        

Before joining Habitat for Humanity, Ms. Slater spent over two years as the K-12 education reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World and 6News Lawrence. She spent the previous two years as the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news producer for 6News Lawrence. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

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