Dear Friends,

After close to eight years of service leading Bridge Street Development Corporation, Emilio Dorcely will step down as President & Chief Executive Officer effective September 18, 2019. The Board of Directors has formed a search committee and will enlist the services of an executive search consultant to lead the efforts of identifying a new President & CEO.  During the transition period the Board will also identify an interim President & CEO with the goal for him or her to be in place by Emilio’s departure.

While Emilio’s departure is a major point of transition, he leaves the organization in great shape. Our programs are growing in impact and the number of families we serve. We have good financials and a solid real estate pipeline. We’ve established goals and priorities for the next few years with our new strategic plan. Emilio has assembled a strong talented staff, a strong leadership team and developed an actively engaged Board of Directors. We are extremely grateful for Emilio’s contributions to making the organizations motto of “Building on Community Strength” the key “secret sauce” in all of our work. We have invited Emilio to continue his service to the organization as a Board member and we’re excited for him in his new role in Boston. 


Edward Odom

Board Chair