By RTH Staff
Published December 17, 2010
Mark Chamberlain is stepping down as the chair of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction after completing a five year term in that role.
Tom Cooper, the director of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, just issued a media statement noting the Poverty Roundtable's accomplishments since its founding five years ago - including a collaborative planning and investment model that has attracted national praise and a real reduction in residents living below the low income cut off - and thanking Mr. Chamberlain for his community service.
Chamberlain will remain a member of the Roundtable as it transitions to a new focus on community investing and development, supporting a Living Wage and establishing a universal school nutrition program.
Accompanying the announcement are statements of support and praise for Chamberlain from local dignitaries across the political spectrum and from all sectors across business and public service. He is widely lauded as an energetic, inspirational leader who managed to unite a broad spectrum of stakeholders around the ambitious, even visionary, goal of real, sustained poverty reduction.
The Roundtable intends to appoint a new chair in January as part of a planned restructuring of its members.
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