The Tedford Housing Board of Directors is pleased to announce that, following a thorough search led by the Portland-based firm ProSearch, Andrew Lardie has been selected as the organization’s permanent Executive Director.
As a member of the Tedford Housing Board of Directors since 2019, including as Board President, Andrew has long been an ardent champion of Tedford Housing’s mission. In recent months, serving as Interim Executive Director, Andrew has worked tirelessly on Tedford Housing’s Capital Campaign to build a new facility that will provide both emergency and supported housing for individuals and families. Thanks to Andrew and his team, the organization is now 65% of the way to reaching its goal.
Toni Kemmerle, President of Tedford Housing’s Board of Directors, said, “Andrew Lardie is the right person to lead Tedford Housing at this time of great challenge and change. His dedication to Tedford’s mission is unquestioned. His energy and his ability to build coalitions will serve Tedford well as we work to construct our new facility and expand our services.”
For 20 years, Andrew has worked as a nonprofit administrator, educator and advocate. His professional life has been devoted to achieving change so that every person has a fair chance to lead a healthy, productive life.
Andrew grew up in Detroit and was a first-generation college student, earning a BA from Reed College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Emory University.
Since moving to Brunswick in 2012, Andrew has been the Associate Director at Bowdoin College’s McKeen Center for the Common Good and also served as the Community Outreach & ELO Coordinator for the Brunswick School Department. Andrew co-led the 2017 campaign to fund construction of Kate Furbish Elementary School and has also served on the ArtVan Board of Directors.
Tedford is extremely fortunate to have Andrew lead the organization. Andrew addressed the importance of Tedford Housing’s work for the entire community in saying, “This year I’ve been talking to so many people across the southern mid-coast – nonprofit partners, employers, public servants and community members. They all tell me the same thing: Tedford offers a safety net that no one else offers, and that more and more of our neighbors need. As soon as Tedford adds capacity to enable more people to get back on their feet when they lose their housing, the improved quality and stability of their lives will ripple throughout our communities.”