Ashley (Ellington) Garner will return as Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, taking over from current Executive Director Joel Snider. Garner served as Executive Director of the Foundation from its inception in 2015 until May 2018. Ed Watter, chair of the board of directors for the Community Foundation says, “We’re glad Ashley is able to return to a position where she did a great job before, and has such passion.”
Current Executive Director Joel Snider will return to the board of directors and continue as a coordinator for special projects. “I could not be happier with Ashley’s decision to continue her mission here,” said Snider. “Personally, I look forward to easing back toward the schedule I had in retirement.” Snider will continue to coordinate special projects such as the Blooms on Broad initiative started this year.
“I am delighted to return to working with the donors and committed volunteers who have established our Community Foundation,” Garner said. “We continue working each day to demonstrate the positive impact our foundation has for our donors, local non-profits, and the local community.” Garner will assume her duties on October 1.