Thursday, April 28, 2016 



CCS Loses Challman

No word yet on replacement after surprise resignation

Luke Zacharias, Board President


James Challman speaks at Central Community Park in this undated photo.


n behalf of Chilliwack Community Services, the Board of Directors announces that we have received the resignation of our Executive Director, James Challman, effective June 30, 2016.


He has accepted the role of CEO of Greater Vancouver Community Services Society. It is with mixed emotions that we receive his resignation as we are saddened to see him leave our organization but are equally excited to see him succeed in his next endeavour.

Chilliwack Community Services is very proud of the accomplishments in the past 5 years under James' leadership. We look forward to continued partnerships and growth in providing services in the future. We wish James nothing but best wishes in the years ahead.

Letter of Resignation from James Challman, Executive Director

It is with mixed emotions that I have made the decision to resign as Executive Director with Chilliwack Community Services (CCS). I am sad to say goodbye to CCS as it has been a great organization to be a part of. I am equally excited to begin the opportunity as Chief Executive Officer position with the Greater Vancouver Community Services Society effective July 1, 2016.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my 5 years as Executive Director at CCS, having experienced much fulfillment in my position and learned a great deal along the way. I will fondly remember the people and teams I have worked with in our community. I thank the Board of Directors for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of a truly great organization, and I especially thank the CCS Management Team for all their hard work, support and encouragement these past five years. I would also like to thank the many people in our community, who I have had the pleasure to work alongside, to serve the people of Chilliwack. It has been a true pleasure to be a part of those teams.

I am excited to embark on the next part of my professional voyage, and the challenges and rewards that it will bring. I am happy to say that I will continue to be a part of the community as it is my intent for the next few years to commute to Vancouver and continue to reside with my family here in Chilliwack.



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