There are some important changes at Forward Brunswick, and on behalf of the board, Chair Ben Slade would like to inform our partners and the community about them. In February of 2021, Erin Granados contracted with Forward Brunswick to lead the effort as executive director during the critical early organizational period. For over a year Erin has devoted countless hours to helping create the Forward Brunswick that is now well regarded in the city and broader community. As of May 1, Erin will transition to the role of part-time office manager. Board vice-chair Lance Sabbe will serve as interim executive director.
Lance Sabbe will be leading Forward Brunswick in further strategic planning efforts during the months ahead, as well as being responsible for a search for the next full-time executive director. Any communications regarding search candidates should be directed to Lance at 912-577-2599 or email at Lance@forwardbrunswick.org. Forward Brunswick envisions a full-time Executive Director and two part-time staff, office manager and communications associate by the arrival of the next Executive Director.
In addition to strategic planning, the spring and summer will include continued attention on securing 99 trees for planting under the Liberty Brunswick Project (49 trees have already been pledged) and funding the first five stops of the proposed 13 stop MathTalk Trail (three of the stops are funded). Forward Brunswick’s advocacy for Mary Ross Waterfront Park being completed is also a focus of Lance’s tenure.