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LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY: Tina Leight-Roades steps down as North County Pride director

Dear community members,

It is with a great deal of sadness and thought that I announce that effective Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, I will no longer be Director of Pride @ the beach and a board member of North County LGBTQ Resource Center.

After being a part of the North County San Diego LGBT Community for 6 years, I have seen so much progress being made. I joined the Coalition in early 2008 while it was still a very young organization meeting at Hill Street Café in Oceanside, CA, shortly after, I became the Marketing Director. During that time, I created a professional image through a logo, website and the use of marketing tools. Later, the Coalition became a nonprofit and created social programs like Dance 4 Equality, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and then Pride @ the beach. In 2011, our work enabled us to open the North County LGBTQ Resource Center - a dream come true. At that time, I took a short break from being a board member before coming back as the Director for Pride @ the beach.

After an amazing 5th Annual Pride @ the beach, I am letting you know that with a heavy heart, I am resigning from my positions due to family and health demands.

I want to thank the Board of Directors at the NC LGBTQ Resource Center and all of the wonderful volunteers that I have had the pleasure of working with. We are all doing such important work. I will continue to cheer for you on the sidelines.

Currently, the Board of Directors for the North County LGBTQ are looking for a new Pride Director. In the meantime, please submit any Pride-related questions or comments to info@ncresourcecenter.org or call the Resource Center at 760-994-1690. My email address (tina@northcountypride.com) will be deleted on December 1st, 2012. If you wish to contact me in the future, please email me at tinaleightroades@yahoo.com.

It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you. Thank you for everything.

Best wishes,

Tina Leight-Roades