We are excited to announce the appointment of Justin DeFour as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of the Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties. With a deeply rooted dedication to community service and a wealth of experience in fostering inclusivity and equity, Justin will join our team in May leading the CAC into a new era of growth and impact.

Justin brings with him over 15 years in human services, exemplified by his leadership role as Director at the Employment Security Department Leave & Care Division. There, he cultivated a culture of inclusivity that resonated deeply with both his team and elected officials and the clients they served. His commitment to fostering belonging and equity is evident in his track record of program growth and partnership development to better serve people in need. Justin’s extensive regional experience provides invaluable insights into the unique needs of the communities we serve. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Weber State University and certification as a Diversity Executive. As CAC embarks on this exciting new chapter, we are thrilled to have Justin’s leadership, grounded in impact, service and equity.

“justin defour will be joining us as our new fearless leader!!! his highly-relational leadership style is transformational, and his rich history of community engagement locally, and throughout the state, is a gift and a huge asset for CACLMT!! the board is THRILLED to bring justin onto the team, and we wholeheartedly support his capacity to do this job exceptionally!
– dr.sarahlloyd, board chair

”Justin’s approach to leadership starts with relationship building. This coupled with his expertise in supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is the leadership we need to realize our mission and values into the future.”
-Kathleen Clark, Board Vice Chair

We invite you to join us in extending a warm welcome to Justin as he assumes his role as our CEO. Together, we look forward to deepening our commitment to equity and collaboration, guided by Justin’s vision and expertise.

On behalf of the CAC board and team, we express our utmost enthusiasm for the journey ahead and the positive changes it promises to bring to our clients and community.

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