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Long Beach Forward Names James Suazo as it's Next Executive Director


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Local non-profit Long Beach Forward has named activist James Suazo as the next executive director, replacing Christine Petit. The latter served as the organization's executive director for the past six years.

  • The transition will take place in January 2021

Why it matters:

Long Beach Forward is an influential organization with close ties to many local community-focused organizations and is partly responsible for the annual People's Budget Proposal.


What they're saying:

  • Current LB Forward Executive Director Christine Petit said, “Over the last six years, I’ve been proud to lead Long Beach Forward’s development into an organization poised to support movement building in Long Beach for the years to come. I am so thrilled that our advisory board selected James to succeed me. He is an incredibly committed leader and has been integral to the successes of Long Beach Forward over the years. Over the next six months, James and I will continue to work together to ensure that this transition is as smooth as possible".

  • James Suazo said, "“It’s with a large amount of optimism, humility, and courage that I prepare to step into the role of Executive Director with Long Beach Forward,”.

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