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New executive director for B&G Club

article posted 03/27/2013

A new, but familiar face will be stepping in next week as the executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe Area.

Paul Willson, board president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Monroe Area, announced this week that Chief Professional Officer/Executive Director Jamison Sliger will leave his position with the organization at the end of March to assume a position at Athens City Recreation Department.

"We really appreciate all that Jamison has done in his time here to push our Club even further along in many ways," said Willson. "Very fortunately, we have a great staff, and a very dedicated board of directors, that will use our momentum to move our organization even further along."

Sliger, who assumed the role of chief professional officer in May 2011 after Melanie Phillips resigned from the position she had held for 13 years, called it a "pleasure and honor" to have worked with the organization.

"I've enjoyed working here and I'm going to miss it," Sliger told The Advocate & Democrat. "It was a pleasure to work with everyone on youth development and I hope that the emphasis on youth development in the future in the surrounding area is led by the Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe Area. Anytime that I hear their name, I am sure it will be lined with grace and accolades."
Dr. Anthony Tricoli, a current board director and former college president, has agreed to accept the executive director position on an interim basis.