It is with great sadness Starkville Habitat for Humanity announces the departure of Joel Downey as Executive Director. Mr. Downey has served faithfully for 9 years. Under the leadership of Mr. Downey Starkville Habitat was able to established the thrift store located on Jackson St. Mr. Downey did the planning and preliminary work to start a neighborhood, Kelley Estates which will have space for Starkville Habitat to construct up to 20 homes for needed families. Mr. Downey was a pioneer in building community relations and is an essential to the success of Starkville Habitat for Humanity today. Thank you so much for all your service!