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Mission Solano fills vacancy, looks to future

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From page A4 | June 21, 2013 |

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Nick Fisher is the director of development for Mission Solano. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)

FAIRFIELD — Mission Solano is happy to celebrate 15 years of providing for the homeless but is exploring ways to improve its services.

Nick Fisher is in his second week as director of development, filling the vacancy left by Chief Operating Officer Rod Malloy earlier this year. Fisher will assume many of the same duties, but will also focus on helping with some organizational changes.

He will work as the face of the organization, using his public relations experience. That includes working with donors, volunteers, helping redesign the website and grant writing.

“We’re sitting in that moment of 15 years,” Fisher said Wednesday. “Where do we go from here?”

Fisher spent the past 12 years working as a youth pastor with CrossPoint Baptist Church in Huntington Beach. He brings his wife and three children with him, one adopted from Rwanda.

“That changed our heart for helping,” Fisher said of the adoption process.

Fisher said he’s been meeting with various groups and leaders around the area in the past week, trying to familiarize himself with the area. In those travels, he’s seen first-hand the homeless population.

“It’s the eyeball count, you can see the problem,” Fisher said. “It’s not just a drunk person on the street story. It’s a family problem, too.”

Reach Danny Bernardini at 427-6935 or dbernardini@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dbernardinidr.

Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.
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