Opportunity Council director retires after 29 years with the organization

The Opportunity Council announced that executive director Dave Finet will retire at the end of the year.

Finet has been with the Opportunity Council since 1986 and was chosen to be executive director after a national search in December 2006.

Before leading the organization, Finet directed the nonprofit’s energy and home repair programs and served as deputy director. He led the effort to create the Opportunity Council’s Building Performance Center, a hands-on training space for contractors, weatherization professionals, building owners and program managers. In 2006, Finet received the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Recognition Award of Excellence in Weatherization Program Management.

Finet announced his retirement in an email to staff in April.

“It has been an amazing, rewarding and a life-changing experience,” Finet wrote, according to a news release from the Opportunity Council. “I am ready to move on and I believe the timing is right for new leadership here at the OC. The only hard part of my decision is that I will no longer be part of the OC team, a team I love and hold in the highest regard.”

The Opportunity Council plans to hire a new executive director by the end of the year. Opportunity Council president Mamie Lackie said they expect to post the position in june and conduct interviews this summer.

The Opportunity Council is a nonprofit organization with programs and services for transportation, energy assistance, child care, hunger, housing, training and education in Whatcom and San Juan counties.

Learn more at www.oppco.org.


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