RCDRC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Directors
Seated at the table from left to right - Carlotta Dixon; Garth Noyes; Pearlean Revels (Secretary) ; Clarence Page (Treasurer) ; Rick Foreman (Vice-Chair) ; Barbara Melvin; Alphonso McRae (Chair);
Seated in the back- Cassandra Campbell (Executive Director); J. Gentile Everett (Not Pictured) ;
Standing in front - Faye Stone (FEMA VAL), provided technical advisory assistance.
Alphonso McRae, Chair; ; Rick Foreman, Vice Chair; Clarence Page, Treasurer; Pearlean Revels, Secretary; Cassandra Campbell, Executive Director (Ex-Officio Member)
RCDRC is pleased to announce that the membership elected a new board of directors on May 15, 2018 during this month's Long Term Recovery Group Meeting at Chestnut United Methodist Church in Lumberton. The new board consists of 4 officers, 4 at-large members, and the executive director.
Moving forward RCDRC's board, staff, members, strategic partners, donors, and the community have an opportunity to advance our mission and vision, and further develop sustainability and recovery strategies collaboratively within a working environment that is focused on shared responsibility, mutual accountability, and transparency. Moreover, since the governing body features a diverse set of experiences ranging from education, housing, public health, case-management, spiritual care, and more, the organization has substantially increased it's capacity to expand our ongoing efforts that illuminate the multi-dimensional disaster related unmet needs that exist throughout Robeson County. Therefore we look forward to the future and continue to invite the community to join us as we work together to Renew Robeson!
Next month's Long Term Recovery Group meeting will be held at West Lumberton Baptist Church in Lumberton, NC on June 12, 2018 at 2:00pm.
An update from Cassandra Campbell re: Recent Board Changes
April 11, 2018
Subject: The Beginning of a new chapter for RCDRC
Dear Partners in Recovery:
I am pleased to announce today that the Robeson County Disaster Recovery Committee [RCDRC] has been engaged in a series of actions that will prayerfully steer Robeson County's Long Term Recovery Group [LTRG] towards a more constructive and productive path going forward. During yesterday's LTRG meeting the membership voted to remove the current board of directors in an effort to demonstrate that this community is dedicated to developing a functional, responsible, and accountable long term recovery group that is focused on efficiently and effectively addressing the needs of disaster survivors while working transparently, cooperatively and constructively with our local, state, and federal stakeholders.
The membership also voted to temporarily appoint Ms. Darlene Jacobs as the Interim-Chairperson while the organization continues to transition and prepares for a special election that will occur at the next scheduled meeting on May 8, 2018 at 2:00pm. It should be noted that Ms Jacobs previously served as the committee's vice chair and was elected to serve in that position by the membership on January 9, 2018 in a move that was designed to help expand the objectivity and experience of the former board. Due in part to her years of experience as the former Executive Director of The Robeson Church and Community Center and her willingness to help the organization transition successfully through difficult circumstances, yesterday's vote by the membership vividly demonstrates an adaptive expectation in our community that is focused solely on working collaboratively and cooperatively with diverse stakeholders that are committed to achieving excellence.
And while today marks the beginning of a new chapter we recognize that the road ahead will not be easy, and that the growth and change that must occur will take time. After all there are a lot of bridges that must be rebuilt, a standard of trust that must be earned, and a much higher bar of professionalism that must be surpassed in every action that we engage in going forward. Still we, like the community that we have been blessed to serve, remain steadfast as we continue to look to God for His wisdom, understanding, and counsel.
Having said that: over the next few days and weeks we will be reaching out to a talented pool of diverse doers that are committed to developing an environment of genuine collaboration and efficiency that our community deserves and needs. In the meantime we'll keep you updated throughout the transition and we look forward to your constructive feedback and suggestions.
As always, Thank you for your patience and we pray that this update is received as a warm invitation to join us as we help to Renew Robeson 一together!