GRPC Director Search
At the GRPC Board of Commissioner’s meeting on August 23rd, Elaine Wilkinson, Executive Director of 15 years, requested permission to step down to over see the management of two large scale community planning efforts. The Board accepted her request and is beginning the selection process for new leadership. She is maintaining her role until the new Director is selected. Here is the formal press release announcement.
Gulf Regional Planning Commission will soon begin a nation-wide search for a new Executive Director. Elaine G. Wilkinson, who has held the position for 15 years, recently announced her intention to step down, but will remain on staff to manage several large-scale planning projects for the agency.
“We appreciate the commitment Elaine has made to GRPC,” says Board Chairman Brian Fulton. “The results of her leadership are seen in dozens of projects along the Coast.”
A personnel search committee was recently formed to oversee the hiring of Wilkinson’s replacement. The committee is currently reviewing and determining the experience and skill set that will be required by the new Executive Director. The ideal candidate will possess the vision and ability to maximize the agency’s capacity.
Once the job description is finalized, the position will be advertised through national professional associations as well as in local media outlets, social media, and the organization’s website www.grpc.com.