My name is Jim Walters and I could not be more excited to be the new Executive Director of Habitat of McLean County. I have been a social worker, advocate and community leader for more than 20 years. Most of that time has been working with victims of family violence and homeless families seeking adequate and affordable housing. I would like to give thanks to Stan Geison, our retiring director, for his generosity of knowledge, time, and spirit as we make this leadership transition.
About me, I am a proud ISU alumnus with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science. My social work journey began in Bloomington as a volunteer at Home Sweet Home Ministries. I lived and worked for two decades in Charleston IL and obtained a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. My wife Brandy and I look forward to relocating and engaging the community. I have five daughters, ranging in age from 23 to 5. They are my proudest accomplishment. If I had spare time, I would read, be outdoors and enjoy nature, and cheer on all my favorite sports teams. I also like to pretend to be an athlete; so I hope to see you on the constitution trail.
I am happy to introduce myself to Habitat and hope to form a meaningful relationship with all of our supporters. More than any other place I’ve been, Habitat is a community… a community of caring staff, volunteers, and homeowners. The work being done here is inspiring. I am humbled to have been chosen and look forward to working together for many years.
- Jim Walters