Announcement from Jay Maddock, Executive Director and Jessica Hermann-Wilmarth, Board President

It is with mixed emotions that we share with you that Jay will be starting a new chapter and stepping down from his role as Executive Director at OutFront Kalamazoo on August 15. Jay’s service as Executive Director for nearly four years has been an extreme honor and privilege for both Jay and the board of directors. Jay is leaving OutFront Kalamazoo in a strong and healthy position, and in the hands of an incredible board of directors, staff, and volunteers.

During Jay’s time as Executive Director, we’ve rebranded with a new name that better reflects our full community. We’ve moved to a more visible and easier to access location. And, we’ve strengthened current offerings and launched new programs in order to better serve our community. As Jay has led OutFront, we have served more people and increased our community and statewide impact. Jay, the board, and the staff are so proud of the work we have done to make Kalamazoo a more inclusive and affirming community.

We know there are so many more successes in store for OutFront Kalamazoo and the LGBTQ+ community of greater Kalamazoo in the years to come. We know that you all will join the board and staff in wishing Jay well as he moves onto the next chapter of his career.

Jay’s departure means that OutFront Kalamazoo will begin the search for a new Executive Director. We’re grateful that Jay will be here to assist the board in this search process and, hopefully, overlap with the new OutFront leader. Please check out the job announcement and share it far and wide.