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Vision exec director bows out after two years

January 16th, 2012 · 17 Comments

This just out.

Dear Friends-

I’ve always believed that politics and public service is a worthy endeavour. It’s was this belief that lead me nearly 2 years ago to accept the job as the first Executive Director of Vision Vancouver. I must admit a few close friends questioned my sanity and why I would want to work the long hours that are needed to run a modern political party; however as Executive Director of Vision Vancouver I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing people and those experiences have made this job a rich experience for me.

Prior to leaving on vacation I indicated to the co-chairs that my last day as Executive Director would be January 30th 2012. Now is the right time for me to seek new challenges and consider new opportunities over the coming weeks. The next election is 3 years away and now is the time to examine the structure and focus of the party—I’m a firm believer that political parties should always be in constant motion, embracing change and acting as innovators.
I’m very proud of Vision Vancouver’s accomplishments over these past 2 years and the work we did that helped build a path to our electoral success on November 19th. The election results were impressive and Vancouverites again voted for progressive politics at City Hall, School Board and Park Board.
I’m particularly proud of Sharon, Brian and Andrew, the full time staff team at Vision Vancouver. They have shown leadership and dedication to Vision Vancouver and I am proud to call them my colleagues.
A big thank you to the thousands of volunteers, supporters and donors that collectively made Vision Vancouver the great party it has become today. One of the highlights of my job was meeting and interacting with many enthusiastic supporters that power this party.
Lastly, but certainly not the least, I want to thank Gregor and our entire elected caucus for giving me your trust and confidence these past 2 years. I am very confident that Vancouver is in great hands under your leadership.

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