As Chief Impact Officer, George Searcy directs Jamboree’s programming and services at all our properties while expanding a vast network of community service partnerships. In collaboration with partners, the Community Impact Team of 40+ staff help create and implement strategic plans that further Jamboree’s breadth and mission with positive, measurable outcomes for residents and their neighborhoods. Additionally, George oversees a quickly growing permanent supportive housing portfolio.
George’s strengths include a strong vision for our development group and services teams to work together in delivering high quality affordable housing that transforms lives and strengthens communities. Dedicated to promoting a culture of high performance, George participates in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of key business and performance objectives and their application in associated programs and policies. In this role, George also manages strategic relationships with city staff, elected officials, and other public entities and provides strategic direction to the board and staff on state policy and government relations.
George continues to develop Jamboree’s extensive programming that provides residents with social, employment, education, and health services designed to enhance the quality of individual and family life. With affordable housing as the platform for community change, George has long been an advocate for new, innovative services and overall community development that result in added impact in the neighborhoods we serve. Supporting our mission to build strong, healthy communities, he has evolved that vision to include a wider range of social services and community partnerships.
Before coming to Jamboree, he served in the dual role as Executive Director for the Hope Through Housing Foundation and Executive Vice President for National Community Renaissance (National CORE). George also provided clinical treatment for clients at both Human Options and Turning Point Center for Families. Previously, he was Community Services Superintendent for the City of Irvine, CA. He currently serves on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health in San Bernardino County, CA.
Guiding principle: Trust is the foundation of great relationships and high functioning teams. It provides the basis for superior performance and keeps the focus on creating results that support our mission for the communities and residents we serve.