Habitat for Humanity of Denton County announced Wednesday that Flower Mound resident Carol Kyer is the new Executive Director for the North Texas affiliate.
Kyer comes from an extensive career in working with non-profits in North Texas. She served for 15 years as a trustee for the Lewisville ISD, many as board president.
During her tenure on the LISD board, she hired two superintendents to guide a staff of 6,000, the largest employer in Denton County, and opened more than 25 new campuses.
Finding a calling for helping families, she has also served on the boards for the Communities in School of North Texas, United Way of Denton County, Lewisville Education Foundation, various PTA chapters and is a member of the Cross Timbers Rotary.
Kyer, while working with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, raised capital funds for the current CACDC center in Lewisville.
Kyer will be instrumental in engaging the North Texas community is helping to provide safe, affordable housing for low income families and break the cycle of poverty, according to a press release from Habitat for Humanity.
“I am excited to be involved with Habitat’s 50 in 5 campaign, a goal set to build 50 houses in the Denton County area in the next five years,” said Kyer. “Through sweat equity and good financial training, we can help develop communities of neighbors that are proud to be citizens of Denton County.”
HFH Denton finished their 91st home for the affiliate in Lewisville and are currently completing their 92nd home, in Roanoke, which is the pilot home for “50 in 5.”
One portion of the “50 in 5” initiative is the Habitat neighborhood located in southeast Denton that will consist of 34 energy efficient homes, potentially including a community garden for its residents.
If you’d like to know more about Habitat for Humanity of Denton County and their Habitat 50 in 5 goal, visit their website www.hfhdentoncounty.org and follow them on Facebook.