Community Action Agency appoints temporary CEO Edith M. Knight to fill position


Anne Arundel's Community Action Agency has appointed a long-time employee to act as its chief executive officer until a new chief can be found.

Edith M. Knight, the agency's deputy chief executive officer, was named yesterday to fill the position left vacant by Dallas Evans, who resigned Oct. 1.

Ms. Knight, a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel, has worked for the agency for 19 years. Eleanor Harris, president of the agency's board of directors, said Ms. Knight will act as CEO until a search for a new administrator is completed.

The Community Action Agency is a private, nonprofit corporation that oversees the county's Head Start and Senior Aide programs. It manages a $4 million budget from public and private sources.

Mr. Evans reportedly handed in his resignation, effective Nov. 1, to pursue other business opportunities.

He had been under fire from some board members who disliked his management style.

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