[POULSBO, WA, October 5, 2022] Lori Maxim, Executive Director of Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services, has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2022.
Fishline is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide food and access to resources that offer stability, improve health and well-being, and help people onto a path to self-sustainability.
Lori Maxim expressed, “It has been an honor to work for the Fishline Board and the North Kitsap Community. I have been so fortunate to be a part of this organization. We have done a lot of good together over the past 2+ years. But I am feeling the need to slow my life down and spend more time with family, and friends. We have an incredibly talented and passionate staff who understand our vision and mission. I am confident in their abilities to keep us on course and support my replacement. I’ve told our board that I am happy to do whatever I can to make the transition of a new director as seamless as possible.”
Prior to Fishline, Maxim was the Director of Revenue for Morris Multimedia and CEO of the World’s Best Adventures in Gainesville, Georgia. Before her time at Morris, she was the Vice President of Sound Publishing, Inc. and had spent more than 20 years in Poulsbo with her family.
Maxim came to Fishline a little over two years ago as Executive Director. During her tenure, she has helped steer the organization through the COVID pandemic, added three new services for clients (showers, free counseling, and Student Opportunity and Advancement Resources), upgraded technology, increased staff compensation policies, and expanded sales at Second Season Thrift Store.
Board President Heather Torres commented, “Lori has been a tremendous blessing to Fishline, our staff, our clients, and our community these past two and a half years. She has worked tirelessly to build a solid organizational structure and put systems in place to support both internal staff and volunteers. She’s reenergized the community about our mission and bolstered donations in a way we’ve never seen before. We will miss her energy, enthusiasm, and get ‘er done attitude.”
Fishline will begin its search for a replacement in the coming weeks.