Five new board members named


— Routt County Habitat for Humanity added five new board members recently, after three stepped down for various reasons.
There are a total of 14 members, but the organization still is aiming for 20, board President Carrie Burggraf said.
"I'm thrilled about each of them," she said. "They each bring on experience that complements areas where we are working."
The new members are Diane Franklin, Tom Fox, Ray Wright, Jim Spillane and Shelley Hill.
Burggraf said the heavy time commitment each has made is greatly appreciated. The board provides support in the crucial planning stages, she said.
"Every time we grow a little, we have a greater need for people. The board members now are giving all they have to give," she said.
Board members Jim Grieg and Tom Sharp stepped down due to schedule conflicts and board member Gayle Dudley stepped down but will volunteer on one of the steering committees, Burggraf said.
The new group of five is a diverse one, representing the fields of real estate, construction and law.
"I think that housing is a critical issue here," board member Jim Spillane said. "I think it's a real worthy cause."
Fox said he will bring a critical link to the world of building, materials and subcontractors. He is encouraged by the public response to other community projects and hopes that when Habitat does reach the building stage, the community we be as eager to help.


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