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Food bank director retiring

February 26, 1997

The executive director of Food Resources Inc. is retiring Friday after 10 years with the food bank.

"It was a great experience," but it's time to turn the reins over to someone else, said Jim Mobley, 68.

Mobley became coordinator of the food bank in 1987 because he wanted to get involved in human services after 27 years working for Jamison Door Co. Inc.

He coordinated the program while it was part of Community Action Council and became executive director when the food bank spun off from the council in July 1991, he said.

Mobley's leadership helped the food bank, located at 930 Eldridge Drive, make a successful transition to an organization standing on its own, said Cheryl Walkley, Community Action Council's executive director.

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He worked hard to make the community aware of the need to help the hungry, Walkley said.

Mobley said he would remain active as a member of the board of directors of the Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens.

A successor to Mobley is expected to be named by June, said Barry Worthington, president of the food bank's board of directors.

Until then, Lynn Jackson will serve as acting executive director, he said.

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