New Community Corp., the Newark-based community development organization, announced Thursday that its CEO, Richard Rohrman, is retiring at the end of May.
Rohrman has been with New Community since the 1980s, and became CEO in 2013 when its founder, Monsignor William J. Linder, retired.
“NCC is in a strong position to explode into its next 50 years,” Rohrman said in a prepared statement. “There will be new buildings and facilities, much greater emphasis on health and its relationship to housing, training for well-paying, in-demand jobs, health care, early childhood development and future innovations.
“When you look at our current organizational structure and financial standing, what you are seeing are the long-run cumulative results of innovative strategies and strategic partnerships that allow us to create tremendous impact. Right now, I see New Community as ready for whatever arises, making it an optimal time for this transition.”
NCC’s board of directors has created a search committee to find a replacement, in partnership with the Support Center, a nonprofit leadership and consulting organization.
“Throughout Richard Rohrman’s career at New Community Corp., here in the city of Newark, he has demonstrated commitment, compassion and creativity,” City Council President Mildred Crump said in a statement. “Richard’s efforts and determination were of tremendous benefit to not just the New Community family, but the Newark family as well. New Community Corp.’s loss is Newark’s loss.”