As COO, George Searcy leads Jamboree staff that oversee activities at all our properties, including Asset Management, IT, and Community Impact. In collaboration, these teams help create and implement strategic plans that further Jamboree’s breadth and mission. George oversees and adapts Jamboree processes and activities, providing guidance in analyzing outcomes to ensure effectiveness.
Dedicated to promoting a culture of high performance that values a commitment to quality, George participates in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of key business and performance objectives, and their application in associated programs and policies. He also evaluates operating results across the organization to ensure that growth and objectives are being met. 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.
In his previous role as Vice President of Community Impact, George managed 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 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.”