New Task Force Works to Re-open ACBVI Safer

Members to examine best practices in public, private sectors

A high-level task force will deliver recommendations this fall about how to serve more clients and re-open the ACBVI building in a phased approach. Neighborhood Resource Director for the City of Chandler Leah Powell is leading the effort. 

The task force will examine “safer” ways to conduct our in-person programs. “We offer interventions and skills that change people’s lives for the better,” said Executive Director Steve Tepper. 

We shut down our building in mid-March as Arizona declared a public health emergency. Over the last few months, we introduced some virtual activities and allowed limited building access to small groups that used mask and social distancing protocols.

Task force members will need to consider the safety of nearly 3,000 ACBVI clients, many of whom have high-risk health conditions. They’re expected to examine best practices from similar nonprofits, as well as examples from the private and public sectors.

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Jon Williams

Jon Williams is the Fund Development Officer at ACBVI. He has over 25 years of professional non-profit experience in development, fundraising, volunteer and event management with national non-profits including the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and three member food banks in the Feeding America network, including his last position as Development Manager with United Food Bank in Mesa. Originally from South Bend, IN and a graduate of Ball State University, Jon has devoted his career in giving back to the community and providing assistance to those underserved populations needing help. A resident of Chandler, Jon enjoys the Arizona lifestyle along with traveling near and far, a great live concert or an exciting sports game!

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