Tacoma Community House exec announces retirement


Tacoma Community House Executive Director Liz Dunbar has announced plans to retire from the non-profit housing agency at the end of the year.

“I feel it is the right time for me to move on,” Dunbar said. “TCH is a wonderful organization that is in a very good place — a new building coming, valuable programs and services, a solid financial foundation, and most of all, talented and caring staff! It is time for a new leader to come in and take TCH to even greater heights, with their own vision, talents, and energy.”

Each year, TCH serves approximately 3,500 clients through its four core programs of employment, education, immigration, and advocacy. During the last three and a half years, Dunbar led the Embracing the American Promise: Uniting Communities Campaign, a $13.6 million initiative to construct a two-story, 27,000-square-foot facility on TCH’s existing land. The building had its groundbreaking on Oct. 12 and is slated to open Fall 2019.

TCH has formed a steering committee to oversee the process of finding a new executive director and interim director as needed. The committee will engage an executive search firm to assist, and expects the process of identifying qualified candidates to be well underway before the end of the year.

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