Lake County Build a Generation Begins Search for New Executive Director

Copyright 2018 Annabel Clark. Courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

After nearly a dozen years as head of Lake County Build a Generation, Katie Baldassar, Executive Director, will be leaving her position by the end of 2021. The Lake County Build a Generation Board of Directors announces today that it is launching a search to replace her. 

Since 1997, Lake County Build a Generation has been working to build a movement for community health in Lake County, Colorado. Staff members bring local residents together to address the issues that matter to all of us, like food, housing, and health care. In recent years, Lake County Build a Generation has led or supported collaborative projects that have resulted in the construction of new playgrounds at both local elementary schools, the launch of the Lake County High School Pre-Collegiate Program, the installation of 26 school zone signs across three school zones, the launch of the Lake County Community Fund and Get Outdoors Leadville!, the launch of a community mobile food pantry, and the launch of a bilingual financial fitness class –among many other successes. 

Over the last several months, the Lake County Build a Generation Board has been working to develop a strategic transition plan–including a job description, process and timeline for filling the Executive Director position. Today, the Board is pleased to open the position of Executive Director at Lake County Build a Generation to prospective applicants. For more information or to find the instructions for applying, please review the job description, which can be found here: The Board is asking applicants to apply by the end of August, and it intends to fill the position by November, 2021. 

“Katie has worked tirelessly to help Lake County Build a Generation grow into the organization it is today,” said Robert Homiak, Board President. “We are so grateful to her for creating a strong organizational foundation upon which the next Executive Director can build.” 

Under Katie’s leadership the organization has grown in size and scope–and in 2020, it moved out from under the umbrella of the Lake County Public Health Department to become its own nonprofit. 

The Lake County Build a Generation Board welcomes all applicants, including diverse and non-traditional candidates. It looks forward to finding an Executive Director who will guide Lake County Build a Generation into its next phase–and help it mature as a high-impact nonprofit organization driven by community wisdom and power.