Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goings On...

 According to the CITIZEN TIMES of Ashville, Holly Jones (daughter of our own Neil Jones) just got an important new position!

ASHEVILLE — Holly Jones, executive director of the YWCA of Asheville, announced Friday that she’s leaving the organization to go to work as regional manager of the YWCA’s Southeastern region.
Jones will be working with 23 local YWCAs in seven southeastern states in her new role.

Holly Jones
“Transition of a long-time executive director is never easy,” Jones said in a written news release. “Yet I believe the organization is poised well for the future and ready for new leadership.”
Nancy Ackermann Cole, the nonprofit’s board chairman, thanked Jones for her years of service.
“Her accomplishments will be vital to the success of the YWCA as we moved forward,” Cole said.

Those accomplishments include improving the agency’s financies, its facilities and its administration, according to the written release. Under Jones’ leadership, the organization completed a $3.9 million capital campaign to pay for the renovation and expansion of the YWCA building on South French Broad Avenue. The organization has seen its annual budget grow from $750,000 to $2.9 million and its staff went from 45 people to more than 100.

Jones, a Buncombe County commissioner and former Asheville City Council member, plans to remain in Asheville.

(Congratulations also to Holly's proud papa!)  -Ed