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WPC Begins Executive Director Transition

Sunday, August 04, 2013

On Friday, August 2, 2013 The Board of Directors for the Washington Park Consortium (WPC) announced a transition in leadership as executive director Brandon F. Johnson leaves the organization to pursue other opportunities.

“I am tremendously proud of the strides Washington Park Consortium has made in support and technical assistance to Washington Park agencies and residents.  They have shown commitment to improving the quality-of-life for some of our city’s most vulnerable residents.  WPC has been instrumental in advancing this work.  I commend the board of directors and team at WPC for working tirelessly to ensure all partners and residents of Washington Park experience exceptional service.  It has been an honor to be part of this effort," says Johnson.

Current President of the Board, Shaan K. Trotter, will help lead the organization during this transition and function as the primary spokesperson for WPC.  Amanda Deisch, Program Manager, will assume the role of Acting Executive Director and guide the organization’s business efforts in the interim.

“We wish Brandon well in his new endeavors,” said Trotter.  “We thank him for his work in advancing the concerns of Washington Park, and providing superb leadership in the midst of numerous challenges and obstacles.  There is still significant work to be done, and we at WPC plan to continue to be a strong voice for the community.  We are dedicated to continuing our planning and development agenda and ensuring that current programs will be maintained.”

About the Washington Park Consortium

The Washington Park Consortium is a community-based, non-partisan,
501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to grow a better quality of life
in the Washington Park neighborhood on the near south side of Chicago.
The Consortium focuses on fresh opportunities to find ongoing solutions
rooted in the strengths of the community.  
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