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Habitat for Humanity for SLO County CEO retiring 

Habitat begins search for new executive

–Habitat for Humanity for SLO County CEO Julia K. Ogden has announced that she will be retiring from her position as Habitat’s exec in June 2019. Ogden has been serving as Habitat’s executive officer for over 9 years, and has been pivotal in working with Habitat’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers to build Habitat’s mission in the county including construction of new homes and repairs of homes currently owned by low-income homeowners. “Ogden has led the charge in Habitat’s mission and advocacy efforts by working collaboratively with other non-profits, developers and government agencies to keep the need for low income affordable housing at the forefront here locally and at the state level, being recognized for her work on numerous occasions,” said Scott Stokes, Habitat’s Board Chair. “Ogden’s commitment is to people and her community, and we are thankful and appreciative of her service to Habitat. We wish her the best years ahead in her retirement.”

Habitat’s work in Paso Robles, Oceano, and Arroyo Grande has resulted in strong partnerships with the communities’ leadership and residents. “Julia’s energy and effectiveness working with the city on projects in the Sierra Bonita and Vine Street areas have been integral to their success,” said Steve Martin, Mayor of Paso Robles. “She has served Habitat for Humanity well and we wish her all the best in her retirement.”

Habitat for SLO County’s neighborhood revitalization work and its Aging in Place program that is part of its home preservation program, have been nationally recognized under Ogden’s leadership, and have been work that Ogden is proud of. “Implementing Habitat’s mission of building homes, communities, and hope by adding neighborhood revitalization and aging in place to our work allows Habitat to support our seniors and communities in addition to providing affordable homes for low-income residents. As I move forward with my life’s journey being able to implement these changes has made me grateful for the time I have spent at Habitat ensuring that we are making a difference throughout the county.”

The Board of Directors for Habitat has begun the work of finding Ogden’s replacement and anticipates posting announcements that it is accepting applications in October.

For more information, contact Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County at (805) 782-0687.

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