The Pomegranate Center has had a busy spring: in addition to moving offices and introducing our newest program, the Institute for Everyday Democracy, we’ve double our Board, adding four dynamic new members. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll introduce them all here, starting with Board Secretary Erika North.
From our humble beginning in founder Milenko Matanovic’s home through twenty-five years in our current Issaquah location, it’s time again for the Pomegranate Center to move on. At the start of May, we’re relocating to the Impact Hub, a co-working space for nonprofits located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
A Special Announcement From Pomegranate Center
In conjunction with celebrating our 30th anniversary, Pomegranate Center is excited to announce a key organizational transition and a new addition to our programs.
This week, Founder and Executive Director Milenko Matanovic moves out of his current role and into the role of Director Emeritus. Going forward, he will focus his time and energy on writing and speaking engagements, while continuing to conduct trainings and be involved in special consulting projects as needed.
Eric Higbee, Pomegranate Center’s Design Director, is stepping into the role of Executive Director after four years with the organization. He brings with him a decade’s worth of experience in landscape architecture and a passion for grassroots community organizing.
As a part of Milenko’s new role, he will also head up our newly founded Institute for Everyday Democracy. The institute is a place to exchange ideas, participate in discussions, and generate a body of thought about how we participate in our democracy. It is a natural extension of Milenko’s thirty years teaching communities how to work more collaboratively.
Reflecting on his nonprofit, its legacy, and its future, Milenko says, “Pomegranate Center is a small miracle, and I hope to encourage others to jump into small miracles of their own making.”
As part of his transition into Executive Director Emeritus, Milenko Matanovic will lead the Institute for Everyday Democracy, housed within Pomegranate Center’s programs.The institute is a place to exchange ideas, participate in discussions, and generate a body of thought about how we participate in our democracy.
Check back soon for a complete webpage and more information.
For Immediate Release: ISSAQUAH, WA, January 21, 2014 —Pomegranate Center, a non-profit community building organization, announces the receipt of a grant from the San Diego-based ORCA Fund.