In June, I will retire from FFLC. I have been here 11 years, nine of those as Executive Director. I’ve loved my job. I’ve loved working with our staff and our volunteer board of directors. I’ve loved our volunteers and our donors and our many, many partners. And I have loved this community — your generous support for the work we do and your commitment to easing hunger for our neighbors in need.
At FFLC we know that the economy has improved for some but not for everyone. Too many of our neighbors still live paycheck to paycheck. That is why we are so grateful for your continued support and your partnership, because this work is work we do together to strengthen the communities in which we all live — and there is more work to be done.
I am hopeful and excited for the future of this organization. FFLC is in good hands, and we look forward to what new leadership will bring. We have hired Tom Mulhern, current Executive Director of Catholic Community Services, to lead FFLC. He starts on June 24. With your support for FFLC and your compassion for the people we serve, we will continue to find innovative solutions to hunger in Lane County together.
Thank you for generously supporting the work we do with your gifts of money, food and time. You are supporting critical programs that provide food, education and job training to thousands of Lane County households in need.
Thank you for letting me take this journey with you. It has truly been my pleasure to serve.
Beverlee Potter, FOOD for Lane County Executive Director