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Front Steps Executive Director Fired

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Front Steps Executive Director Jim Ormand was fired last Friday.

After three months at work, Front Steps Executive Director Jim Ormand was fired August 5 after just three months on the job.

Front Steps is a non-profit organization that operates the city-owned Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, one of the largest homeless shelters in Central Texas.

Ormand was up for a 90 day evaluation when the board determined it did not want continue with him at the helm. Mitchell Gibbs, a spokesperson for Front Steps, said the board determined the relationship was "not a good fit."

An interim leadership plan will be implemented in his absence.

Kelsey Sheridan is a news intern at KUT. She currently studies religion and journalism at Northwestern University.
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