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Bon voyage

Standing O bids a fond farewell to Erin Drinkwater, executive director at Brooklyn Community Pride Center, as she steps down to follow her dreams and other opportunities.

The organization transitioned from a 600 square-foot walk-up to a 1,600 square-foot, ground-floor suite that provides greater access to programs, services, and community meetings, thanks to Erin’s three-year tenure. It also saw an increase of 65 percent in program participation in 2014.

Members of the board bade Erin a fond farewell, while seeking her replacement.

“We thank Erin for her service and wish her well in her future endeavors,” said chairwoman Deborah Brennan, adding the group looked forward to continuing its tradition of excellent leadership, and hardworking and dedicated staff.

A transition plan has been created by the Board of Directors and the Board of Governors in consultation with Drinkwater to hire a successor to bring the organization to its next stage of growth, said Brennan.

Our pal Erin leaves with great memories and fond words for her former colleagues.

“The last three years have been a time of great professional and personal satisfacti­on,” she said. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the L.G.B.T.Q. communities of Brooklyn, and a phenomenal opportunity to work with each and every one of you.”

Sanding O knows that wherever Erin goes and whatever she does, she will be a great success. “Good luck and god speed.”

Brooklyn Community Pride Center [4 Metro Tech Roadway at Gold St. in Downtown, (347) 889–7719].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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