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February 19, 2020
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Leadership Santa Cruz County searching for new executive director

Following the retirement announcement of long-time Executive Director David Vincent, Leadership Santa Cruz County has begun its search for a new executive director.

The executive director position is a part-time position that works under the direction of the nonprofit organization’s board of directors. Applicants should be familiar with the inner-workings of Santa Cruz County, its decision makers, and current affairs. The executive director plans and coordinates the annual program for each class year.

The application deadline is Jan. 25 and additional information is available on the Leadership Santa Cruz County website at

Vincent will remain in his role through June, in order to finish the year with the current class (Class 34) and to facilitate the transition.

“It’s been a great ride — for the past 10 years I have had the distinct pleasure of serving as the executive director for Leadership Santa Cruz County,” he said. “It is now time for me to turn over the helm to someone with fresh eyes, and new insights. Leadership Santa Cruz County is a great organization. With the help of a wonderful board, a wide variety of talented and passionate decision-makers, we have been able to provide current and emerging leaders an opportunity to learn more about their community, and ways to contribute towards an even brighter future.”

Leadership Santa Cruz County was founded in 1985 to enhance the civic participation of emerging community leaders. More than 1,400 individuals have graduated from the program since then. Leadership alums occupy positions of responsibility on boards of directors, commissions, advisory councils for nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, schools, neighborhood groups and many others.

The mission of Leadership Santa Cruz County is to educate, motivate, and increase the awareness of individuals in leadership roles in Santa Cruz County, enabling them to address the current and future issues, needs and opportunities facing the county.

Those interested in applying for the executive director position are asked to submit a resume and a minimum of three references to [email protected]

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