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A note from Tyler Macmillian, SFCLT Organizational Director, on staff changes & future opportunities for SFCLT

Dear Land Trust Community,

These last three years working for the Land Trust have been some of the most engaging and exciting times of the two decades I’ve spent working in nonprofits – I’m writing today to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Organizational Director, and to announce my upcoming departure on November 30, 2018. Our staff team has worked incredibly hard over these past three years, and the time is right for me to step aside – and to let new leadership move SFCLT to its next stage of development. We have begun the search for a new Organization Director, you can read more about the position here.

From my very first day at the Land Trust as a consultant in September 2015, I knew this was a special organization, uniquely poised to make an impact on an increasingly hopeless housing market. My time at the Land Trust has given me endless opportunities to expand my expertise, to learn new things, and to meet new challenges.

Among those challenges was completing multiple under-resourced major rehabilitation projects, relocating SFCLT from a single office to its current suite and creating sustainable office systems and procedures, as well as advocating on a daily basis for the well-being of our communities with our funders and the City. I’m proud of the work I’ve done, and am honored for the chance to have played the role of Organizational Director.

This December my fiancée Sonia and I are expecting our first baby together – making this a natural time to pivot my own career towards more independent pursuits that allow me to enjoy our new baby to absolute maximum degree possible! After twenty years of working in nonprofits in every role imaginable, I’m looking forward to a different pace of life with the new baby. Our family will remain in SF for now, and I’m sure I will see many of you around our quaint borough.

As I say goodbye, I ask only one thing of the fantastic membership of the San Francisco Community Land Trust – and that is to be engaged. Be engaged with your neighbors; be engaged with your community; be engaged with the Land Trust – but just as importantly, be engaged with the entire city, not just your natural allies and comrades. These are strange, often terrifying times we live in – more than ever the world needs a place like the San Francisco Community Land Trust, and more than ever it needs people like you, engaged on all fronts.

In solidarity,

Tyler Macmillan