Town House Struggles To Find New Executive Director
The Glace Bay Citizens Service League continues to struggle to find a new executive director as the current holder of the position awaits a chance to retire.
The 50 year-old non-profit organization, locally known as Town House, offers services including meals on wheels, a clothing depot, a seniors program and a back to school program.
Executive Director Susan Plath has held her position for about nine years and wants to retire, but she says the organization has been unable to find anyone with the managerial experience and other qualifications necessary to oversee the organization.
The search for a new executive director is also taking place as Town House struggles with funding issues.
Plath says government grants are becoming smaller and harder to obtain, and financial pressures have led to the lay-off of 3 staff members and the cutting of hours for others over the past couple of years.
The organization has a volunteer base of 250-300 volunteers, but Plath says volunteers aren’t always available.
She adds Town House is holding a golf tournament to raise funds in September.
The organization hopes to have a new executive director by sometime next month, but Plath says she’ll stay on longer, if necessary, until a suitable replacement is found.