I write on behalf of the ACT for Alexandria Board of Directors to share the news that John Porter has informed us of his decision to pass the torch as President and CEO of the organization, effective December 31, 2017.
John has been deeply involved with ACT since our founding and the organization would not be the integral part of the Alexandria community that it has become without his leadership. His involvement started when ACT was just an idea around a conference table; continued as a member of our first board; through today, serving eight years as our President and CEO.
There are no words to convey how much we appreciate John’s leadership and are especially delighted that he will continue to be engaged with ACT. He remains totally committed to our mission and our work so we will continue to tap his talents and expertise moving forward. The Executive Committee of the Board has formed a search committee to guide this leadership transition process.
I know you join me in expressing deep gratitude to John for his years of outstanding service. We are planning an appropriate official farewell for him, and an event is tentatively set for early December. I will share more details on that event as they are confirmed.
With your support, ACT has become an important resource here in the City of Alexandria, helping to make our city an even kinder place to live, learn, work and play. I look forward to working with all of you as we move forward with this leadership transition.
-Lauren Stack, ACT Board Chair