MEDINA — Sandy Calvert is departing from her post as executive director of Feeding Medina County, effective Oct. 1.
Lucy Sondles, the vice president of the board of trustees of the nonprofit, praised Calvert for her leadership.
During Calvert’s three years as executive director, Feeding Medina has grown to provide food to more than 600 elementary school students and their families and 400 senior citizens, Sondles said.
In addition, Sondles said Feeding Medina County’s transportation services have expanded the number of families served by food pantries and food distributions in the area.
Calvert guided Feeding Medina County in applying to become an independent nonprofit in 2012. Before that, it was part of the Food Pantry Task Force, created by Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman.
“This isn’t an easy decision for her but a necessary one. She is looking forward to taking a step back and spending more time with her husband and family,” said Bill Frantz, former president of Sandridge Food Corp. and chairman of the Feeding Medina County Board.
Frantz said the trustees will start the search for Calvert’s successor by next week.
“This should allow us time to have a new executive director in place by October,” Frantz said.
He asked that those interested in applying for the post send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 5.