“The McBride Community Forest Corporation is pleased to announce that Mr. Eugene (Gene) Runtz, R.P.F., has been hired by the Board to provide management services for the Community Forest Corporation.  As the new General Manager, Gene will oversee the implementation of the strategic plan as set out by the Board.  He will also fulfill the duties of a professional forester reporting to the Board.  Gene’s familiarity with the local area and community will serve him well as he steps into this new role.  The McBride Community Forest Corporation Board would like to thank Mr. Jeff McWilliams and Mr. Wes Bieber for their time as interim managers.  Jeff and Wes navigated the McBride Community Forest Corporation through a challenging and uncertain time and leave a clear path for the new General Manager to take over.  Jeff and Wes will be available to support Gene during the next couple of months as he transitions into this management position.  The McBride Community Forest Corporation and Board invites you to stop by to welcome Gene.  Our door is open Tuesday thru Thursday, 9 to 3.  We welcome and encourage continued or new communication, feedback and discussion about any matters of importance to you. “