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David Smith to Step Down as ED of NCoC

In an April 13th media advisory, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) announced that spitfire David B. Smith will step down as its executive director this fall. Smith was selected to lead the operations of the congressionally chartered non-profit in January 2008. He will be returning to his home state of California to seek new civic leadership opportunities with his wife, Maya Enista Smith, who will remain Chief Executive Officer of Mobilize.org.

Under his leadership, NCoC has seen a rebirth of its namesake annual conference and has expanded the Civic Health Index program from a single national report to partnerships in more than 25 states and cities around the country.

See the full announcement here, but some NCDDers will be interested to know that a search committee has been formed to conduct a national search for a successor to Smith. Prospective candidates and other interested parties may find transition information at www.NCoC.net/leadership or by email at NCoC@transitionguides.com.

Also note that NCoC’s 67th Annual National Conference on Citizenship is set to take place this September 14 at the National Constitution Center (www.NCoC.net/conference). The 2012 Conference is being held in conjunction with the 225th anniversary of the US Constitution and is themed “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Exploring the Link Between Civic Engagement and Employment.”

Sandy Heierbacher is the director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). She co-founded NCDD in 2002 with her husband Andy Fluke. Sandy has an M.A. in International Management from SIT Graduate Institute. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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