Committees


Committees help support the day-to-day operations of West Orange Habitat for Humanity and provide an opportunity for long-term volunteer engagement. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, each committee performs a vital set of tasks which help us a 

 

 
 
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Design & Construction

Chair: Kenny Ermann (kenny.e.ermann@westorangehabitat.org)
Meetings: Every Other Tuesday

The Design & Construction Committee is responsible lot acquisition, home design, and construction planning/logistics. This includes working with local government officials, realtors and individuals on acquiring lots and assuring that lots are “buildable” and suitable for a partner family. People who have a knowledge of real estate, surveying, building codes, general construction trades, building supplies, carpentry are encouraged to join this committee.

  • Lot Selection & Acquisition
  • Land Planning & Home Design 
  • Construction Planning & Safety   
  • Material Procurement
  • Build-Day Coordination 
 
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Homeowner Services 

Chair: Bob Tate (bob.tate@westorangehabitat.org)
Meetings: Every Other Monday

Volunteers assist the committee in identifying and selecting qualified families for Habitat homes. Group home visits to prospective families are conducted to evaluate need and living conditions. This committee provides ongoing friendships, counseling, and practical assistance to West Orange Habitat's homeowner families.

This committee works to carry out the Board’s vision by identifying families in need of decent, affordable housing, and developing processes and policies for selecting those in greatest need. The members of this committee will conduct regular meetings to educate potential candidates and solicit their applications. They will work with families who have made application to be a partner with Habitat. The committee seeks to welcome new families into the Habitat family and to provide them with a mutual support system, educational opportunities and a forum for discussions regarding homeownership and relevant Habitat policies and procedures. They may also help the families in the areas of budgeting and home maintenance.

  • Homeowner Selection
  • Homeowner Education 
  • Homeowner Nurturing 
  • Homeowner Events & Community Building 
 
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FUndraising

Chair: Marilyn Hattaway (mhattaway@westorangehabitat.org)
Meetings: TBD

Working hand-in-hand with the Director of Development, this committee develops and implements the long range strategic plans to insure that the fiscal needs of our affiliate are met. 

  • Fundraising Event Planning 
  • Fundraising Campaigns
  • Requests for In-Kind Donations  
 
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Volunteer

Chair: TBD
Meetings: TBD

The people who serve on this committee help organize and contact other volunteers to set up time and places to work, whether on the job site, fundraiser, in the offices or at the ReStore. The committee works to engage, recruit, organize and reward new and existing volunteers while keeping track of volunteer hours and setting criteria for volunteer recognition. And they assist with construction and organization needs like coordinating meetings, events and food for delivery to the worksite. riteria for volunteer recognition.

  • Volunteer Recruitment 
  • Volunteer Appreciation 
  • Volunteer Coordination
 
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MArketing

Chair: Claudette Strobel (castroble@att.net)
Meetings: Every Other Monday

This committee plans and coordinates all fundraising and public awareness publicity and media relations. They are responsible for sharing and promoting Habitat’s mission with the people in our geographical service area. 

  • Website Content & Updates 
  • Print Media for Other Committees 
  • Media Relations 
  • Online and Print Advertising for ReStore
  • Community events and appearances through our Speaker's Bureau
 

Other Opportunities & Needs: 

Please contact us if you are interested in helping our organization in any of the following ways. 

  • Legal Support 
  • Home Design & Engineering 
  • Maintenance
  • Graphic Design 
  • Construction Skilled Labor