Carol Willis, longtime executive director of the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth, will be retiring in March 2019 after 11 years with the organization. A search is now underway to find her successor to lead the collaborative organization that works to improve conditions of children and families within Floyd County as part of the statewide Georgia Family Connection Partnership network.
“Carol has been with the RFCCCY since 2008 and will be retiring in March of 2019. During her time leading the commission, she impressively lead the Floyd County Collaborative – creating strong connections between local agencies and implementing programs for young people to help with their social, emotional and academic development. Programs like the Floyd County Teen Maze, Table Talk Teen Forum, and Kids Night Out were created and thrived under Carol’s leadership,” says Matthew Peer, president of the Board of Directors of the RFCCCY.
Peer says a search is now underway with goal of hiring a new executive director to start in March 2019. According to the job description, they are looking for someone to “lead the local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the challenges facing Floyd County’s children and families.”
“The next Executive Director will need to be a fundraiser and ‘friend raiser’,” says Peer. “They will need to continue to build upon the strong foundation laid by Carol and her tireless efforts to link local agencies within the county collaborative. The board seeks a candidate with experience in grant writing and the ability to make connections at the local, regional and state level. The search committee is confident and committed to finding a leader who will further the mission of the commission as we celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2019.”