Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dr. Myrstol selected for leadership positions on NeighborWorks Anchorage board of directors

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, was recently elected Secretary of the NeighborWorks® Anchorage Board of Directors, and was also selected to be Chair of the Committee on Community Engagement and Resident Services.

In his capacity as secretary of the Anchorage board, he attended the August 8-11, 2011 NeighborWorks America Training Institute on community and neighborhood revitalization which was held in Atlanta.  He will also be participating in the September 2011 Board Leadership Forum for the Pacific District of NeighborWorks America in Portland.  During the conference, Dr. Myrstol will visit Central City Concern (CCC), a nonprofit agency  founded in 1979, which serves single adults and families in the Portland area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty, and addiction. CCC offers a continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services, including healthcare, recovery, and employment.

NeighborWorks America is the country’s preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development. NeighborWorks® Anchorage is part of the nationwide network of nonprofits affiliated with NeighborWorks America, and  is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families and individuals by preserving homes, creating new housing opportunities and strengthening neighborhoods.