Melanie Myers named Executive Director of Golden & District Community Foundation – The Golden Star

The Golden & District Community Foundation (GDCF) has appointed Melanie Myers as its new executive director, the organization announced May 4.

“Melanie has a lot of experience in the non-profit sector, particularly in Golden and the area, and we know this will provide an excellent foundation for the work she will do on behalf of the Golden & District Community Foundation” , we read in a press release. of the GDCF.

“Melanie has a real heart for the community and a commitment to making it an even better community to live in.”

The announcement comes as Joy Orr is set to retire on June 30 after five years at the helm, which she announced on January 31 earlier this year.

“I was very fortunate to be able to end my professional life with the incredible volunteers of the Golden and District Community Foundation and I look forward to our transition to new leadership in the months ahead,” read the retirement statement. of Orr.

“After five very satisfying years as CEO, I am ready to pass the torch to someone new.

For the past five years, Myers has served as the Community Literacy Outreach Coordinator with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy – Golden. In this role, Myers has created programs from the earliest years through to senior members of the community, from all demographics.

“I am dedicated to making Golden and its region an equitable, diverse and prosperous community and I know the Foundation shares these values ​​with me,” read Myers’ welcoming statement.

“I’m really looking forward to getting started and working alongside the board, donors and our community to help Golden thrive.”

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