As long as I can remember, I have thought that working with and for a neighborhood was the most important (and most exciting) job that someone could have – and I have had that exciting job in different forms in the same wonderful neighborhood for just over 20 years!
When I started my current position as Executive Director of HOPE Village Revitalization, I told our Board of Trustees that my goal was to build a strong foundation for the organization so that by early 2023, the organization would be ready for new leadership – ideally leadership from the neighborhood.
Thankfully, during that time, HOPE Village Revitalization has grown beyond my wildest dreams. We have an excellent team of committed leaders – mostly drawn from within the community we serve, or with strong ties to the neighborhood. We have wonderful supporters. And we have brought resource after resource to the neighborhood – from energy efficiency improvements inside the home to gutter and other repairs outside the home, to food boxes and a vibrant farmers market, much needed health and wellness programming and a wonderful neighborhood resource navigator program.
In other words, we have that strong foundation that I was hoping (and praying) for, and we are now able to look to the future and begin planning for new leadership. We have a strong Succession Planning team in place, and we are launching our search now, with a view to having the new Executive Director in place early next year.
With gratitude and with confidence for the future,
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