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Valley Humane Society axes executive director position

Original post made on Jul 2, 2009

In order to balance its annual budget, the Valley Humane Society board of directors said it has made the tough decision to cut its executive director position. David Stegman, who has been the director of the nonprofit since 2003, is serving out his last days on the job this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 5:58 PM

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Posted by PetLover
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 2, 2009 at 2:18 pm

David was a great representative of this organization! Hope to see you in December as Santa!

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Posted by In good taste?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Somehow, I don't think using the word "axes" in the same line as Valley Humane Society is in good taste.

It just conjures up visions of something else...

Better luck next time.

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Posted by petlover
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm

couldn't they just offer him a salary cut instead of letting him go

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Posted by dogsrus
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Jul 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

He wasn't the first to get the "axe."

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Posted by Kathy Padro
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 11, 2009 at 8:39 am

Dave Stegman has always been committed to a better community. In the over 20 years that I have known him, he has been a great convener, collaborater, and civic leader. I wish him all the best.

And I agree with that previous post regarding the use of 'axes'. There must have been a softer way to break the news to Dave's colleagues, associates, and friends.

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