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File #: 19-1309    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Department Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/4/2019 In control: Board of Library Trustees
On agenda: 12/2/2019 Final action:
Title: Staff Presentation: New Executive Director for Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends
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Staff Presentation: New Executive Director for Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends

After eight successful years, Tracy Wingrove, Executive Director of the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends (Foundation), is departing the organization on December 4, 2019. Tracy leaves the Foundation in a place of operational and financial stability, with a strong team, robust organizational culture and well-established relationships across the community.
After a nationwide search, the Foundation has announced JoAnn T. Davis as its new executive director. Ms. Davis started in her new role on November 4, 2019.
Ms. Davis has held numerous leadership positions in local Bay Area non-profits. She has also been a community volunteer and non-profit Board member. She believes that non-profit and public service organizations play a critical role in the well-being of a community and has focused her career on the support of these organizations. Ms. Davis holds a BA in Political Science from San Jose State University. She joins the Foundation from Community Services for Children where she served as the interim CFO and helped the organization improve and expand their department and provided a smooth transition for the new CFO.

Ms. Davis will be introduced to the Board and will share her experiences and vision for the Foundation.

Public contact was made by posting the Board agenda on the City's official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall Council Chambers. A complete agenda packet is available on the City's website and in the City Clerk's Office at least 72 hours prior to a Regular Meeting and 24 hours prior to a Special Meeting. A hard copy of any agenda report may be requested by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (408) 615-2220, email or at the public information desk at any City of Santa Clara public library.

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