October 15, 2008, Jackson, MS – Southern Echo Executive Director Leroy Johnson has announced that Southern Echo is midway through the development of a 10-year strategic plan designed to set new paths for the work of the 19-year old organization, while anticipating and providing for necessary and appropriate transitions in organizational leadership during the next decade.
The framework of the plan, Mr. Johnson noted, is being developed during management team and staff team multi-day retreats that have been conducted intermittently since January 2008. Although the plan has not been completed, Southern Echo has already committed to some of the key elements of the program of work within the plan. This enables the Echo staff to begin or continue implementation of the program of work notwithstanding that other elements of the plan are still in the formative stage. (more…)