Warren Heritage Society seeking executive director

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The Warren Heritage Society is searching for a new executive director.

The agency is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to play a pivotal role in driving the Society’s mission forward and fostering partnerships to further its impact. The ideal candidate has a strong background in history, business, nonprofit management, or a related field, along with leadership capabilities and a passion for community engagement.

The Executive Director search is being conducted by the Executive Committee of the Society’s Board of Directors. The full job description can be found on the Warren Heritage Society website at warrenheritagesociety.org. Resumes for the position will be accepted through March 15, 2024.

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SCCF Executive Director Debbie Irwin resigns

The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund announced the resignation of Executive Director Debbie Irwin.

She is leaving the role to begin a new job in early March.

Irwin served an integral role in SCCF since joining the organization in October 2017.

During her tenure, she spearheaded impactful projects to support local businesses, entrepreneurs, and community development efforts.

Through her commitment to the SCCF and community, she helped to drive more than $4 million in state and federal funds to the region to create numerous partnerships that continue to drive entrepreneurial progress in the Shenandoah Valley.

Irwin said, “It has been an immense pleasure to serve as Executive Director…I’m extremely confident that the SCCF team will continue to drive the organization forward. Their big thinking, passion for entrepreneurship, and dedication to the Shenandoah Valley will keep SCCF thriving.”

The Capital Fund’s Board of Directors will begin a search for a new Executive Director.

Ryan Hall, Director of Growth and Revenue, will assume the responsibilities until a selection is made.

The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund is a non-profit organization that envisions a Shenandoah Valley where every person has access to the resources, knowledge, and support needed to start, grow, and sustain a business.

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NSVSAC announces their Executive Director

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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC) announced by email that Kat Wilcox has been appointed as their Executive Director.

Wilcox was appointed by the Coalition’s Executive Committee and has an extensive education background in Emergency Medical Services.

Wilcox has served the Winchester Frederick County area as a firefighter and paramedic for Frederick County Fire and Rescue.

She has also served as a team leader for Valley Health Urgent Care and Director of Community Relations for a local Senior Living Center.

The NSVSAC collaborates with community partners to take the lead in identifying and developing effective resources for substance use and addiction.

The coalition ensures that care is available to the community at large.

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News Maker Eric Anderson on how Red Cross is progressing

The American Red Cross is asking for patience as they  continue to struggle with donations and staffing issues.

We spoke again this week with the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Eric tells us of the difficulties the Red Cross has faced with the pandemic, drive cancellations and staff shortages.

He also tells us that some progress is being made but it is a slow processes.

Eric tells us the best way for us to help is to keep making those donation appointments at redcrossblood.org.

Making an appointment using your zip code will help you find a blood drive near you.

Eric also tells us how useful that website is in finding other donation opportunities.

Eric also tells us about a 72 year old first time donor who wishes she had given years before.

Click here for Eric’s interview.

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Front Royal Warren County EDA has an interim director appointed

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At the latest Front Royal Warren County Economic Development Authority (EDA) board meeting the authority had an interim Executive Director appointed by the Warren county Administrator.

Taryn Logan will serve until the county hires an executive director as current EDA Director Douglas Parsons prepares to leave for a new position in Fauquier County Oct. 1.

Also at the meeting it was announced that as of Oct. 1 all payments to the EDA will be handled by the Warren County Finance Department.

Checks still need to be made out to the EDA but delivered to the Finance Department at 220 N. Commerce Ave. Front Royal.

Checks that are mailed to the EDA from Oct. 1 on may be subject to penalties and late fees.

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