Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Program & Marketing Manager Katie McCormick has announced her resignation and accepted the Communications Coordinator position with YWCA Cass Clay. Below, Katie reflects on her time with Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity.
As I look toward the next step in my career, I will always look back with a fondness for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and the mission of this organization.
I began my career at Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity in the spring of 2007. Since that time, the affiliate has accomplished a number of great things. We completely overhauled the Family Services program- implementing a stringent Family Selection process, strengthening the Family Mentor program, and developing an in depth Homeowner Education Curriculum. In 2011, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s Family Service Program received the Best Practices in Family Service Award from Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota. This high honor recognizes the local affiliate for having the strongest and most comprehensive Family Services Program in the entire state. The volunteers and donors who make this program possible are truly some of the most selfless individuals that I have had the pleasure to work with.
Also during my time with this affiliate, we dove into social media. We joined Facebook, started tweeting, found YouTube, jumped into blogging, and most recently joined Pinterest. I had the privilege of working with some amazingly dedicated volunteers to share the mission of Habitat for Humanity with our community.
We celebrated our 20th anniversary as an affiliate in 2011 and spent the year reflecting on all the success we have had in our community. From the ReStore expanding to a significantly larger retail space at 210 11thStreet North in Moorhead in January of 2008 to 47 families who have a place to call home- Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity has so much to celebrate.
This affiliate has done so many great things over the past 6 years and I am certain that it will continue to do great things in the future. I would like to thank all of you who have contributed your time, talent and efforts to help make the work of Lake Agassiz possible. It has been my honor to work at this organization and the mission of building homes, communities, and hope will always be near to my heart.
Join us in thanking Katie for her years of service at an Open House in her honor:
When: 11:30am until 2pm on Friday, March 8, 2013