GreenTown Los Altos founding Executive Director Kacey Fitzpatrick resigned her position as leader of the grassroots environmental non-profit organization, effective the end of July.
Los Altos resident Arnold Ambiel will serve as interim executive director while the organization recruits a replacement.
Fitzpatrick said she would continue to support GreenTown Los Altos and its programs in a volunteer capacity.
“I am very proud of GreenTown’s accomplishments since its founding more than two years ago,” Fitzpatrick said. “Through this organization, the volunteers and members of the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills communities have had very positive impacts on waste management and vehicle trip reductions, among other initiatives.”
With the completion of a three-year strategic plan and a strengthened volunteer structure, Fitzpatrick said the organization is poised for continued success.
“This is a good time for the organization to transition leadership,” she said.
Ambiel served as chairman of GreenTown’s strategic planning task force, which engaged in a structured, months-long process funded by a grant from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
“As part of our planning process, we put in place a new organizational structure which positions us to mature successfully from a founder-driven organization, drawing upon the diverse strengths of a core leadership team with a mix of paid staff and dedicated volunteers. The core team of volunteer leaders is now in place with a set of very specific three-year goals,” Ambiel said. “Kacey has been an integral part of this entire process.
“We are all enormously grateful for the vision and leadership that Kacey has provided from the beginning,” he added. “We are very pleased that she will continue to apply her passion and energy as a GreenTown volunteer.”
For more information, visit www.greentownlosaltos.org.