Jackie MacLean joins Solid Ground as VP of Strategy & Programs

Former Director of King County's Department of Community and Human Services Jackie MacLean joins Solid Ground

Jackie MacLean

Jackie MacLean, who has served in King County for 20 years – including 12 as Director of the Department of Community and Human Services – is joining Solid Ground as Vice President of Strategy & Programs, effective January 12, 2015.

“Jackie has a long commitment to Solid Ground’s populations and services,” says Gordon McHenry, Jr., Solid Ground’s President & CEO. “Her strong leadership skills and breadth of management experience will help Solid Ground more effectively meet our mission to end poverty and undo racism and other root causes of poverty.”

MacLean’s career has been devoted to developing and running effective services for vulnerable populations, including treatment and recovery, prevention, stability and self-sufficiency programs. She represented the County on the National Alliance to End Homelessness Leadership Council and other regional and national coalitions working to improve outcomes in systems addressing homelessness, housing, aging and disabilities, criminal justice, health care, and other issues disproportionately impacting low-income communities and people of color.

“Jackie has tremendous connections in our community and has an insider’s perspective on many of the upcoming changes to service systems,” McHenry says. “Her systemic view of our community’s response to poverty will be a great asset to Solid Ground.”

“Like Solid Ground, I believe that our community can move beyond poverty and embrace equity and social justice,” MacLean states. “I am thrilled to be coming to Solid Ground and look forward to improving our outcomes and our responsiveness to the community.”


3 Responses

  1. Is there a way to remove “{New post]” from appearing at the beginning of the subject line? I’m guessing it’s probably a limitation of our current technology, but every time I see it it makes me cringe a bit as it doesn’t follow Subject line header best practices. Leading with “Jackie” is much more interesting.

    Leah Lee, Major Gifts Officer
    Phone: 206.694.6852 Fax: 206.694.6777
    Solid Ground, 1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103-6708

  2. Welcome Jackie!
    I am hoping that some accountability will happen regarding laws broken and “persons chosen for privileges” in regards to landlord tenant laws. Teaching classes is important though when gross misdemeanors and higher laws are continually broken with no one being held accountable, the vulnerable are continually violated and oppressed and no one cares, we have a problem.

    • Janice, Thank you for sharing your concerns. Solid Ground is committed to promoting access to safe, healthy, and affordable housing for all. We are thankful to have Jackie’s input on how we can continue to improve on our efforts to support the rights of tenants through access to education and information as well as advocating for change in our local and state policies to create a more fair and just community.

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