July 3, 2019
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces the departure of Alejandra Tres, who served as Executive Director for the Municipal League for the last several years. Since she joined the league in 2013, Alejandra has played a transformative role in the success of our organization. While we will miss her and her inspiring leadership, we wish her the best of luck in her continued success consulting on community-led policy and systemic change through her own firm, Juntos Consulting. We want to thank Alejandra for nearly 6 years of innovative leadership, which involved many significant accomplishments, including the following:
- Alejandra was instrumental in attracting new donors and funding sources for the League, which saw its budget triple during her tenure.
- Strategic re-visioning of the League’s annual Civic Awards program; an inspiring event that is short on program, but long on meaningful connections among the attendees.
- Co-creation of Readysetvote.org, our locally and nationally recognized civic tool which makes voting easy and fun.
- Along with our staff, Alejandra has modernized and streamlined nearly all of organizational functions.
- Marking a new era for the League where we partner with community organizations. For example, the League has partnered with the Latino Community Fund to ensure that civic work impacting Latino communities is led by Latino organizations.
- Perhaps most importantly, Alejandra has cemented the League’s active commitment to equity as a keystone of good local governance. Under her leadership, our Board has been expanded and cultivated to represent leaders from different age, class, gender, racial, geographical backgrounds, and perspectives. She has launched a similar initiative to model all of our policy committees to reflect this same rich diversity.
Over the coming weeks, we will be leading a search to find our next Executive Director. During the transition, we will be searching for the ideal candidate, while maintaining the stability of the organization. We are lucky that Alejandra has offered an extended transition plan and will stay on to consult on key projects around equity and readysetvote.org. The job description is now available, and we ask for your help identifying candidates who can help the League continue along this successful trajectory.
Again, we cannot thank Alejandra enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation she has brought to the Municipal League and our community over the last few years. She will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, members and partners alike. We look forward to following the success of her career, and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of the Municipal League, as we continue to play a critical non-partisan role in the well-being of our community.
If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.
Clayton Graham, Chair
Municipal League Foundation