Lewiston official receives Avesta Housing’s Mission Champion Award

A key housing advocate in Lewiston has received Avesta Housing’s highest honor.

Misty Parker, assistant director of economic and community development, received Avesta’s Mission Champion Award, which is presented annually to “an individual or organization who has made significant contributions to the promotion and provision of affordable housing.”

Winners of the award embody Avesta’s belief that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home, the Portland-based nonprofit said.

“Parker has been at the center of Lewiston’s immense efforts to improve and increase safe, affordable housing options for its citizens. She has been a strategic and compassionate leader with an eye on transforming neighborhoods to create a healthy, thriving community for all Lewiston residents,” Avesta said.

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