By H. Nelson Goodson
November 25, 2014
Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Attorney Jason Cleereman, the President of the Southside Organizing Committee (SOC) Board confirmed that Steve Fendt, the executive director for SOC is no longer with the non-profit organization. Fendt's last day with SOC was on November 15, according to Cleereman.
Cleereman said, that Fendt and the SOC Board decided to part ways and wouldn't elaborate further. The SOC Board is now trying to replace Fendt.
When Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) contacted Fendt and asked what led to his removal? Fendt would only say, "You should ask them, any public organization worth its salt and worthy of its constituency would comply." Fendt had been the executive director of SOC, since October 1991.
The current Board of Directors at SOC are, Jason Cleereman, President of the Board; Graciela Hernández, Vice-president/Treasurer; Marina Borges, Secretary; Carmen Cabrera and Zonia López.
SOC is a neighborhood based organization dedicated to the development and sustain ability of Milwaukee's Near South Side Neighborhoods. We focus on projects that support community stake holders and create safe and livable neighborhoods, according to the SOC website.