Connor Timmons, former executive director of the Common Ground Center, has been named executive director of HomeShare Vermont, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors, adults with disabilities and others remain at home by matching them with individuals seeking living space in exchange for paying rent, performing light housework or a combination of the two. Timmons succeeds Kirby Dunn, who retired after serving as executive director for 23 years.
Timmons has experience working with children, young adults and families through Common Ground, an operator of residential and day camp programs in Starksboro, and the YMCA in his native Montreal. His two decades of organizational leadership and collaborative management, plus his passion for building intergenerational connections for the betterment of communities, position him to take HomeShare Vermont to new heights.
“Homesharing is an example of a Vermont value,” Timmons said. “We pull our neighbors out of ditches, we welcome new neighbors with apple pie and we lend a hand when folks need support. This way of living — of homesharing — has been embraced by this state for the past 40 years.”