Habitat for Humanity Adds Dennis Baxter as New Executive DirectorFor more Information call Carl Dameron @ (909) 534-9500
(Redlands, CA) – Dennis Baxter is the new Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity. Baxter served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area since January 2010, becoming Vice-President in 2011, President in January 2012, and now Executive Director.
“The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Baxter’s experience makes him the right leader at this time for Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area,” said Richard Brown, Habitat for Humanity Board President. “He is well connected to the community, and partnerships are key to our success in the San Bernardino area.”
“I am honored to lead Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area. I am extremely excited about our strategic vision for 2013 as we create a mix of housing solutions, including rehabbing existing homes, creating new partnerships, and engaging public involvement in efforts to improve access to decent, safe, and affordable housing,” said Baxter.
Baxter added, “I also want to increase volunteer involvement and support from the County, State, and Federal level.”
Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a faith-based nonprofit organization that works in partnership with families to strengthen communities and transform lives by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and making affordable home ownership a reality for community members in need.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn are Habitat’s most famous supporters.
Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area has served 81 families served since 1992. It serves the cities of Loma Linda, Redlands, San Bernardino, Highland, Fontana, Yucaipa, Colton, Bloomington, Rialto, Grand Terrace, Mentone, Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead, Apple Valley and Victorville.
Baxter is a former San Bernardino City councilmember elected in 2005. He served a four-year term from March 2006 to March 2010. As a councilmember, Baxter served, as Chairman of the Grants and the Community Development Block Grant Committee.
“His work for the San Bernardino’s grant programs demonstrates Dennis’s understanding of affordable housing needs for low-income residents of the San Bernardino valley,” said Brown.
The son of a Santa Fe Railroad man, Baxter was born at the Community Hospital of San Bernardino. He graduated from Pacific High School and studied radio and television production and programming at San Bernardino Valley College.
Baxter’s is an award winning broadcast journalist. While at the Tribune Broadcasting Corporation in Sacramento, Baxter won Associated Press and United Press International awards for excellence in news, documentary, and public affairs.
After returning to San Bernardino in 1993 Baxter worked in the mortgage banking industry for Directors Mortgage, Wells Fargo and Bank of America before hosting his own talk show program and managing 1050 AM KCAA Radio.
In 2008 and 2009 Baxter served three terms as President of the Native Sons of the Golden West, an organization for people born in the state of California and dedicated to historic preservation, documentation of historic structures and places in the state.
“We want everyone who is able, to fulfill the American Dream of homeownership,” said Baxter. “Its that desire to help that inspired me to work with Habitat for Humanity.
The Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors includes: Richard Brown, President, Diocesan Maintenance Superintendent, Diocese of San Bernardino; Jack B. Russell, Vice President, Retired Teacher; Barbara Keough, Secretary, Attorney at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Christina Benjamin, Treasurer, Retired California Highway Patrol Communications Operator and Licensed in plane crash law firmMarta Macias Brown, Retired Federal Employee; Annette Coffey, Association Executive, East Valley Association of Realtors; Beverly Earl, Director of Family and Community Services, Catholic Charities; LaRonda Fisher Rogers, Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Union Bank; Matt Le Vesque, General Engineering and Building Contractor, Bishop Construction Services, Inc.; Scott Johnson, Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Metrolink.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity call (909) 478-1176 or visit www.HabitatSB.org
About Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a faith-based nonprofit organization that works in partnership with families to strengthen communities and transform lives by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and making affordable home ownership a reality for community members in need. They serve the communities of Loma Linda, Redlands, San Bernardino, Highland, Fontana, Yucaipa, Colton, Bloomington, Rialto, Grand Terrace, Mentone, Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead, Apple Valley and Victorville.
The Habitat ReStore is a deep discount home improvement store that sells building materials, appliances, home accessories, and furniture. We accept donated goods, which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds are used to fund the administration and rehabilitation or construction of Habitat for Humanity Homes.
To find out more about Habitat for Humanity, call 909-478-1176 or visit www.HabitatSB.org. We also ask you to LIKE us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/habitatsb.
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