Homeless council director to step down

first_imgCraig Lyons, the executive director of the Council for the Homeless during one of the nation’s longest and deepest economic recessions, has decided to leave his job.Lyons, 45, said he is pursuing various options, both locally and elsewhere. He said there has been no rift or problem between him and the board of directors he answers to. On the contrary, he said: The agreement is perfectly amicable and his track record at the Council for the Homeless has been markedly successful.“What they wanted me to do for this organization was done,” he said. “It’s time to move on.”Cheryl Pfaff, president of the council’s board, echoed that. She said Lyons has proven to be a leader at state and national levels in the fight against homelessness.Lyons said he is continuing to develop the written policies, strategic plans and measurement tools that will make life easier for his replacement. He said he will stay on the job until that replacement has been hired.“I’m still here,” he said. “What’s a better time to leave the ship, when it’s sinking or when you can hand the wheel off to the next captain?”last_img read more