Julie Morris to leave Vision San Benito

Vision San Benito County is undergoing a change.

Julie Morris, after three years of hard work and inspiring leadership as Executive Director of Vision San Benito, will leave this month to focus on her family grassfed beef business. Julie’s leadership has been invaluable to Vision and to BenitoLink. Dan Dungy, one of the Vision Board Members said, “Before Julie was hired there were people with good ideas, but there was no one to give them direction.”

Her leadership and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

Here is a message from Julie:

“After serving as the director of VSBC for the past three years, I have decided to pursue my other passion: local food promotion. As of Nov. 30, I plan to return to my family's ranch to market  grassfed beef to customers throughout California. It has been a pleasure to be so involved in our community these past three years, and to have worked with so many amazing people – here at the Community Foundation and in all the non-profits, government agencies, and private businesses VSBC interacts with.

I want to thank the CFFSBC Board of Directors, staff and Vision San Benito County and BenitoLink teams for being so great to work with. Although I will no longer be at the helm of VSBC, there is still a dedicated team of people here at the Community Foundation and who will carry on the work of engaging our community in decisions that affect them. The Board of Directors at CFFSBC will maintain a Vision Advisory Committee, which is always looking for new members.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Gary Byrne at 630-1924 or [email protected]. I hope as readers of BenitoLink you will stay involved and hold our local leaders accountable to the vision expressed by all of us. See you online … at “


BenitoLink Staff