Marsh Stevens is no longer executive director at the LRCA. (File photo)

Marsh Stevens is no longer executive director at the LRCA. (File photo)

Marsh Stevens resigns as executive director of LRCA

The hiring process for a new executive director has begun

Marsh Stevens has resigned as executive director of the LRCA.

LRCA board President, Jennica Graham confirmed that Stevens and one other LRCA staff member left the organization in November.

“The board recognizes that Mr. Stevens has been a long-time supporter of the LRCA programs and services. We wish him every success on future professional endeavors,” Graham said in a statement on the LRCA’s website.

Neither Stevens nor the LRCA board of directors elaborated on the reasons for Stevens’ departure from the LRCA.

In the absence of an executive director, the board is working with LRCA staff to ensure that LRCA programs continue uninterrupted.

“We’ve got some extra roles and responsibilities with some of our executive members,” Graham said.

Prior to taking over the executive director role, Stevens served as chair of the building committee for the LRCA’s Buller Street affordable housing project.

Vice President of the LRCA Board, Vicky Stickwood-Hyslop has been serving as chair of the building committee since Stevens took over as executive director in June 2020. Stickwood-Hyslop said that Stevens leaving the LRCA will not have an impact on the completion of the Buller Street affordable housing project.

“Right now we can say that we haven’t lost a beat, everything is continuing on,” she said. “Marsh has done a wonderful job for us in the past, and because of his work he set us up to be in a good place.’

The hiring process for a new executive director has already begun, and the LRCA is receiving applications until December 11. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to jennica@lrca.ca.