FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amy Morley
The Island Housing Trust has hired Amy Morley as a Programs Associate.
The Island Housing Trust (IHT) promotes viable, year-round island communities by creating home ownership opportunities that are affordable for people working on MDI. IHT has created 20 homeownership opportunities since 2008. IHT includes covenants in each deed to ensure the dwellings remain affordable for those working on MDI for generations to come.
As Programs Associate, Amy will be responsible for administrative, programmatic, and outreach efforts on behalf of the organization.
“We are excited to welcome Amy to our organization,” said Chris Spruce, Executive Director of the Island Housing Trust. “Her skills and background in nonprofit administration, finance, program management, and event coordination will be invaluable to IHT as it moves forward with its existing programs and explores new avenues of growth.”
Amy has worked for the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, serving as Director of Operations and Events Manager for nearly seven years. Her previous experience also includes serving as Bookkeeper at Sustainable Harvest International and as Executive Assistant at the Maine Community Foundation. Her volunteer work includes serving as a Commissioner with the Conservation Commission in Lamoine. Amy grew up in Bar Harbor, attended Mount Desert Island High School, and graduated from Hampshire College.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with an organization that has a direct and lasting impact on the communities on Mount Desert Island. Each time IHT creates a homeownership opportunity, it generates results on two levels: it makes an impact in the life of an individual or family; simultaneously, it makes progress toward IHT’s goal of reaching a critical mass of year-round housing opportunities that are affordable to those working on MDI. I look forward to serving individuals and families, as well as working with a variety of community partners –organizations, businesses and individuals– who are also concerned with preserving a vibrant year-round community on the island.”