CEO Leaves to Pursue Academic, Entrepreneurial Interests
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is with great excitement, mixed with considerable sadness, that I share with you my resignation from the Orange County Conservation Corps.
Since then, the OCCC has overcome the barriers that threatened its existence. We have grown from an average enrollment of 70 to 165. This program year, over 60 young men and women will receive their high-school diploma, compared to 34 in 2005-2006. The OCCC reached the $1,000,000 mark in scholarships awarded since 2001.
Notable growth. Wonderful accomplishments. Significant successes. None of this would have been possible without the impressive support of our community. More importantly, the direct connection achieved between a dedicated and passionate staff and the commitment and attitude of the young men and women that seek a better life.
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve at the helm of an organization that has made such a tremendous impact in Orange County for the past 18 years. This has been the hardest job I ever loved; while I have filled the shell required by the job description, it is my sincerest hope that that I have imbued it with hope, honor, and passion.