Habitat for Humanity Welcomes Executive Director
Posted on: October 16, 2020
Panama City, FL – Habitat for Humanity of Bay County welcomes a new Executive Director, Mark L. Mitchem, Colonel (Retired), USAF. Mark recently retired from the Air Force with close to 32 years of active duty. He served in various locations in the U.S. and overseas.
He and his wife, Terri, are both natives of Bay County and graduated from Mosley High School in 1983. Mark stated “We are pleased to be back “home” near our families and to serve in the local community.”
John Robbins, Board President remarked, “The community is very fortunate to have Mark at the helm of Habitat for Humanity – Bay County. We are looking forward to working with him.”
Mark replaced Lance Rettig, who helped lead significant housing improvement efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Over the past two years, Habitat for Humanity – Bay County has dedicated 7 new homes and repaired over 100. Additionally, 8 homes are currently under construction.
In February of this year, Habitat for Humanity – Bay County opened a new Habitat ReStore located at 1636 Beck Avenue in historic St. Andrews. It continues to operate its ReStore located at 1515 East 11th Street as well.