Timothy G. Weir, APR, was named Administrator of the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County (“The Commission”) during the organization’s February 2020 meeting. In this capacity, Weir is responsible for leading the Commission, a group of area community leaders and government officials working collaboratively to prevent and end homelessness in the region. An Evansville resident, Weir recently retired after completing a four-decade career in corporate communications and non-profit leadership that included serving as Executive Director of Aurora, Inc. during 2019, and as the Director of Communications & Government Relations for Accuride Corporation over the previous eight years. Weir replaces Dr. Matthew Hanka, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Indiana, who served as Administrator of the Commission from February 2018 to October 2019. Prior to Hanka, Weir and Kimron Reising had led the Commission as Co-Administrators from 2015 to 2018.
“The Commission is pleased to have Timothy resume the role of Administrator, bringing his leadership experience, knowledge of the issues, and true passion for our work to prevent and end homelessness in our community,” said Mayor Winnecke, who serves as President of the Commission on Homelessness of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. “The Commission and I appreciate the service of Dr. Hanka, who enhanced the Commission’s engagement and effectiveness during his tenure as Administrator.”
About Timothy Weir
Timothy G. Weir, APR, was appointed Administrator of the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County in February 2020. He and Kimron Reising jointly served as Co-Administrators from 2015 to 2018. Weir retired at the end of 2019, concluding a four-decade career in corporate communications and non-profit leadership that included serving as Executive Director of Aurora, Inc. during 2019, and as Director of Communications & Government Relations for Accuride Corporation over the previous eight years. He became active in community service after relocating to Evansville from Detroit in 2011. In acknowledgment, Weir received the Leadership Everyone Winterheimer/LaMar Public Service Award in 2017. A 1981 graduate of Indiana University, Weir is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (“APR”) and resides in downtown Evansville.
About the Commission on Homelessness
The Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County was formed in 2005 to direct and facilitate the implementation of strategic actions to prevent and end homelessness in Southwestern Indiana. The Commission includes representatives of local non-profit and civic organizations, City and County government, the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, and area homeless services and housing organizations, among others. Together, they provide leadership for local implementation of national programs and resources to address homelessness, including housing initiatives, coordinated entry and other community-wide homeless processes, homeless diversion and prevention programs and related matters.