After a 23-year career with Chautauqua Striders, Executive Director Deborah Kathman will retire at the conclusion of this school year. She has served as executive director since 1993, "a position she has thoroughly enjoyed," Kathman stated. "It is hard to know where the years have gone. The opportunity to work with and learn from so many great people, including staff; board members; tutors; coaches; mentors, and students has been a wonderful experience. The Striders organization's growth throughout Chautauqua County was a team effort and is something we can all be proud of. I will miss the day to day activity and camaraderie, but I leave behind a great administrative team who is ready and capable to take Striders to the next level."