The JACL National Board released the following statement on June 15.
The Japanese American Citizens League announces that Ms. Priscilla Ouchida has resigned as executive director effective as of yesterday, Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
We thank her for her service and for leading the organization for the past four years. We are grateful for her passion and commitment to our organization and we wish her well in her future endeavors.
As JACL moves forward as an organization, we recommit ourselves to our core values and our mission. We will continue to promote civic engagement and advocacy at the national and local levels and to ensure that our community is well represented in all aspects of society. We will also continue to build upon our relationships with partner organizations and our management of successful programs such as the Kakehashi Project.
During this transition period, William Yoshino, JACL Midwest director, has graciously agreed to be JACL’s point person until an interim executive director is identified. The JACL National Board will continue to work closely with staff, membership, and community partners to ensure a smooth transition.
We will be sure to keep you updated on the next steps for the organization as we continue to fight for civil rights on behalf of Japanese Americans and all communities.