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Aller to leave Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans has announced long-time Executive Director, Colleen Aller, will resign next month. The search for someone to fill the position has begun.

Aller, who has held the top post since 2012, is widely recognized for raising the profile of the local organization by way of building homes and growing events, fundraising and membership efforts. Aller also ushered in a new era for the 28 year old non-profit by expanding revenue streams at the flagship ReStore and by launching ROOMS by Habitat, the highly curated resale store on Main Street in Montrose.

Aller’s legacy, however, is likely to be the construction she oversaw during her tenure of twelve new homes, and the seven additional homes—including the nearly finished triplex on Park Ave., in Montrose and another planned for Ridgway—slated for construction by 2020.

“Together our staff, volunteers, board and our community has worked hand in hand to fortify Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans. There’s been a lot of excitement, growth and of course real and lasting impact on the lives of dozens of local families,” said Aller.

“Our board thanks Colleen for her exceptional leadership. She’s inspired so many of us and leaves the organization poised to grow to even new heights,” said John Eloe, chair of Habitat’s board.

After seeing Habitat through the transition, Aller intends to pursue family priorities and other opportunities that allow for maximum flexibility while she and her husband Billy focus on raising the last two of their five children.

A job description and application details for Habitat’s executive director position are available at buildinglives.org.

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Mavis Bennett

Mavis Bennett

A western Colorado resident for most of her life, Mavis Bennett is the publisher of the Montrose Monitor. She has written for newspapers and magazines more than three decades and founded the popular Monitor Magazine in 2003. This web site is the logical progression for the Monitor.