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Johnson tapped for Habitat council

FARMVILLE — Jayne Johnson, executive director of Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity, has been appointed to the U.S. Council of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). According to Farmville Habitat Community Outreach Director Sam Rabon, Johnson was notified of her election in late may and began her appointment to HFHI in July.

“The U.S. Council is made up of 24 (chief executive officers) and executive directors from Habitat affiliates across the U.S.,” Rabon said. “The council empowers and serves as a voice ​for over 1,200​ U.S. affiliates — like ​Farmville Area Habitat — and other constituent organizations on policy matters, and advises​ ​​HFHI staff and board on the direction and priorities of U.S. programs”

He said Johnson serves on the council’s affiliate enhancement committee and is chairperson of the newly formed Rural Advisory Group.

“After 13 years with Habitat, I am honored and blessed​ to now serve on the U.S. Council,” Johnson said. “Safe, decent and affordable housing is integral to building strong communities and when our communities are strong we all benefit.”