New Leadership at Citizens Project!

With the excitement of recent successes still fresh in our minds, Citizens Project has another big announcement to share with you – our donors, volunteers and supporters.

Citizens Project’s Executive Director, Barb Van Hoy, who has been a tremendous asset to the organization for seven years, has decided to pursue new adventures, and leave CP to be a full-time mom and a part-time dance teacher. CP is so fortunate that Barb embarks upon

Kristy Milligan

these new endeavors leaving the organization in such a great position, and that Kristy Milligan, our Development Director and Program Manager, has accepted the position of Executive Director. This passing of the baton provides a seamless transition and facilitates the continuation of our great momentum. Kristy’s unique experiences and talents instill confidence in the board for this transition and the future of the organization.

To the Citizens Project community Barb writes,

It has been an extraordinary gift for me to work with so many passionate people in Colorado Springs to make our community a better place. In some ways this was a very difficult decision: I love Citizens Project, and every one of you with whom I’ve

Barb Van Hoy

worked and who have helped magnify our collectivevoice for equality, religious freedom & respect for diversity. It is with both sadness and excitement that I take this leap of faith. I will missworking with you all through CP, but I will continue to be involved in the community. I am also excited for the future of Citizens Project. Though I have been the most visible face of CP, we are blessed with many talented volunteers, supporters, board leadership and of course Kristy Milligan, who will lead Citizens Project to be an even greater advocate for our shared values. I am so grateful for all of your incredible support over the years and for your continued engagement with CP into the future. I won’t be a stranger.

The board has accepted Barb’s intent to resign with sadness for the Citizens Project community, happiness for Barb, and gratitude for her great leadership.

Tempering this regret is our excitement in welcoming Kristy Milligan as our next Executive Director.

Kristy, a native of Colorado Springs who has been involved with the organization for nearly eight years, is ideally positioned to take the helm and will bring exceptional leadership, knowledge and talent to the position of Executive Director. Many of you are very familiar with her enthusiasm and passion for CP’s mission, demonstrated during her three years as CP’s Development Director and Program Manager, which included a stint as Interim Director. Her experience and leadership will ensure a seamless transition. Over the next several weeks, the board and staff will develop a transition time line that honors the organization and ensures continuity for our work in the community.

Citizens Project remains steadfast in our resolve to create a community that values religious freedom through separation of church and state, equality and diversity.  We will continue to be a voice for our shared values, and with your help, that voice will only grow.

With sincerest appreciation,

Karole Campbell
Chair, Citizens Project Board of Directors

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