Despite board exodus, VOIS alliance plans to continue
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Sattie Clark, founder and president of the VOIS alliance, said the business group will continue despite the en masse departure of its board of directors.
The board responded with its own emailed statement sent Thursday by Osdoba which said that Clark's email had been "decisively inaccurate."
"Unfortunately, an inaccurate portrayal of our work in pursuit of continued positive organizational development has fostered confusion and concern in the VOIS community," Osdoba wrote.
He went on to say that the entire board would resign immediately.
Brenda Edin, who was hired this summer as VOIS' second new executive director this year, is also no longer part of the organization. In January, VOIS named Leslie Mestman as its first executive director, but she left the post after a few months.
Osdoba and Weiss declined to comment beyond the written statement.
Clark said Friday she has already received applications for interim board members and a new interim executive director. She said she hopes to have an interim board of directors in place before the end of the month.
VOIS' annual "Champions of Change" event, scheduled for Oct. 3, has been postponed.
VOIS was formed in 2009 as a business organization designed to appeal to progressive and green companies.
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