Seaside Institute Gains New Leadership

Seaside Institute Gains New Leadership
Written by Lori Leath Smith, Seaside Director of Public Relations & Marketing

The Seaside Institute announces Janie Henderson as the new Director of Operations.

Henderson relocated from Atlanta in 2016 to serve as the operations manager of the Seaside Institute. Prior to the move, Henderson worked in nonprofit and event management for more than seven years, and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Kennesaw State University.

Henderson will be responsible for the overall management of day-today operations, membership, programming, fundraising and community relations for the institute. Focusing on the four mission pillars of the organization — community engagement, the arts, education and innovation, Henderson will be developing new programs to better serve the community. In addition, she will be placing greater emphasis on the importance of the institute’s member and volunteer network.

The Seaside Institute is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting the communities of 30A through civic engagement, the arts, education and innovation. Founded by the co-founders of Seaside, Robert and Daryl Davis, the Seaside Institute aims to make our towns better through the principles of New Urbanism.

Current Seaside Institute initiatives, such as 30A Mobility, 30A Sustainability and Aging With Grace, will remain a priority of the organization. In addition, the institute is looking to expand its efforts and to provide a stronger presence throughout Walton County, and beyond.

“I look forward to serving and working alongside the people who help make Seaside the wonderful community that it is,” says Henderson. “I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together!”

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