Community Action Council's Executive Director Announces Retirement

Nov 28, 2012

Jack Burch
Jack Burch

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Executive Director of Community Action Council will be stepping down at the end of June.

After 33 years at the helm, Jack Burch says he’s proud of the accomplishments of the CAC and he looks forward to assisting with the transition to new leadership.

 “I think it’s very easy for people in a Chief Executive’s roll to not anticipate and prepare for that type of transition but just to let it happen and that sometimes causes chaos and problems for the organization,” Burch says.

Burch says there’s still important work to accomplish before he steps down.

 “I think that the biggest challenge will be the very fact that in 2013 the Community Action Council will begin its strategic planning process again, it does it every five years, and in 2013 it will set goals and priorities and then will implement a five year plan.  That actually somewhat motivated my decision making because the new Executive Director needs to be involved in the plans development,” Burch says.

The council, which serves Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties, is a private, non-profit organization that provides assistance and opportunities for low-income people to achieve self-sufficiency and reach their full potential.  The CAC will conduct a nation-wide search for Burch’s successor.