Becky Steinhoff (Photo: Goodman Community Center)

Goodman Community Center Executive Director Becky Steinhoff is stepping down after 31 years of leadership, Goodman announced on Friday afternoon.

“The board of directors will forever be grateful for her vision and dedication that gave our community this great gift,” said GCC Board President Souphaphone Maddox in a statement. “Under Becky’s leadership, the Center has grown from a small neighborhood center into a beautiful and important resource the greater Madison area cherishes. People from all walks of life and all ages come for programs, services and resources that make their lives – and our community – stronger.”

This transition was planned before the onset of the coronavirus, according to a press release, but Steinhoff delayed her timeline to provide leadership and stability for the center and the community through a challenging and unsettling time.

“It has been such a privilege to lead here at Goodman for the past 30 years,” said Steinhoff in a statement. “I will profoundly miss our incredible staff and volunteers, and this community who has enabled the center to become not just bigger, but more effective. These past few weeks, as I’ve worked with our board and staff to figure out how we would continue building community – from a distance, with our buildings closed – their creativity and commitment only deepened my confidence that the Center will continue to thrive. I will be leaving it in very capable hands.”

Steinhoff will be on board through December of this year to ensure a smooth transition for her successor and the organization.