Our Place boosts board of directors

'We have ambitious plans for the future,' says board chairman

  • Jan. 23, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Our Place has bolstered its board of directors with several high-profile Victoria residents.

Joining the board are: Anglican Bishop Logan McMenamie, former city councillor Shellie Gudgeon and lawyers Geoffrey Huggett and Stephen Hammond.

The board currently includes: Susan Haddon, board chair; Diana Butler, vice chair; Scot Hooker, treasurer; Scott Daly, secretary; Shannon Renault, past chair; John Ducker, Keven Fletcher, Larry Pedersen and Bernice Kamano.

“We have ambitious plans for the future,” said Haddon. “And the skillset of our new directors is a welcome addition to the board.”

Along with new board members, Our Place has added a strategic advisory group of volunteers who act as ambassadors with the purpose of helping raise philanthropic donations and community profile for the organization.

Our Place is an inner-city community centre serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. Individuals and businesses provide the majority of financial support for its programs and services.