Community Connections marks a year of change with its AGM

Chairwoman Carmen Cozens addresses Community Connections' Annual General Meeting at the Community Centre on Tuesday, April 22. The organization, which delivers a broad range of vital social services to Revelstoke. David F. Rooney photo
Chairwoman Carmen Cozens addresses Community Connections’ Annual General Meeting at the Community Centre on Tuesday, April 22. The organization, which delivers a broad range of vital social services to Revelstoke. David F. Rooney photo

Community Connections marked a year of review and change with an Annual General Meeting where staff and supporters were assured the worst was behind them.

“The year started with Community Connections facing significant financial challenges,” said Executive Director Craig T. Brown. “The over-expenditure situation was addressed through a restructuring which resulted in streamlining the organization. We became not just financially stable but more effective with less managers and more integrated delivery of services and programs.”

A┬ánumber of internal procedures and processes were overhauled or ditched and some new protocols were introduced. The organization has also developed a new strategic plan it anticipates will lead to real progress in the “provision of quality and responsive social services,” he said.

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The organization also thanked departing board member Jim Cook for his eight years of service and welcomed Kendra Powell to its ranks.

Community Connections' Executive Director Craig T. Brown singled out a number of employees for special recognition because of their long service. They include Maralee Faurot (five years), Kelly Riguedell (25 years), Melissa Jameson (five years) Kathy Stuart (25 years), Cathy Edmondson (20 years) and Ray Peterson (15 years). Missing are Gorette Imm and Stacy Sanchez. Both of them have five years service. David F. Rooney photo
Community Connections’ Executive Director Craig T. Brown singled out a number of employees for special recognition because of their long service. They include Maralee Faurot (five years), Kelly Riguedell (25 years), Melissa Jameson (five years), Kathy Stuart (25 years), Cathy Edmondson (20 years) and Ray Peterson (15 years). Missing are Gorette Imm and Stacy Sanchez. Both of them have five years service. David F. Rooney photo