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E.O.P.A. Board of Trustees
James H. Powell
Chief Executive Officer, EOPA
EOPA Deputy Director James ...
EOPA Deputy Director James Powell is now interim director of the agency following a 7-1-1 board vote. Powell named interim director at EOPA
...Rather than being moved into that slot, longtime Deputy Director Powell was told to report to the four-member management team, circumstances of whose appointments are in dispute.
did not speak during the meeting, aside from commenting on routine EOPA matters.
...After Mr. Gould's remarks, board member Norman Bell made the motion to name Mr. Powell as interim director.
Powell] should be the individual that we should put at the forefront," Mr. Bell said.
James Powell, EOPA's interim ...
James Powell, EOPA's interim executive director, said the agency is doing its best but is limited by its budget.
He said its six intake workers see at least 80 to 100 clients a day.
discourages people lining up outside in the mornings and he
advised people to just keep calling.
"They have to keep trying," he
"I guess some people have stayed on the phone for two or three hours, just redialing."
said the state mandates that they use the hot-line system to schedule appointments.
Mr. Powell led ...
Mr. Powell led EOPA during the tenure HHS reviewed.
James Powell will step down ...
James Powell will step down in June as head of the Economic Opportunity Planning Association of Greater Toledo.
His departure will give the embattled agency that runs Lucas County's Head Start program a much-needed chance to make a fresh start.
Mr. Powell has been EOPA's chief executive officer since 2009.
He was deputy director of the agency from 2001 to 2008.
But Mr. Powell
didn't go easily.
The board offered a $50,000 severance package.
Internal documents report that he
wanted an additional $40,000 to $50,000 to step aside - outrageous, if true, given the organization's mission.
Fortunately the board, which had been split on whether he
should be replaced, had enough.
will step down no later than June 30, apparently without a severance package.
could know in a matter of days whether it has retained the Head Start grant.
However that federal decision turns out, the task of finding Mr. Powell's
replacement should begin immediately.