byJane Ard-Smith, Chair, Citizens Project Board of Directors
What an incredible journey this morning at Citizens Project’s Eleventh Annual Creating Community Breakfast! We looked at our past, through the eyes of Peg Bacon and Richard Skorman, we explored the Citizens Project of today through the inspiring words of Courtney Stone and Reverend Benjamin Broadbent, and we peeked into the future through the eyes of amazing community leaders. We capped it off with a performance by spoken word artist Idris Goodwin, who had the audience on their feet and cheering!
What could top that? I can think of three things – first, everyone in attendance helped create a vision for the community we’d like to see. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this future:
Second, we introduced the Citizens Project community to our new Executive Director, Deb Walker. As Acting Director, Deb has proven to be a thoughtful and articulate leader – we are confident that she will help us turn our shared vision for the future into a reality.
Finally, our amazing community responded in a big way –we raised $38,000 in new and increased pledges to Citizens Project. That’s in addition to the ongoing support from our wonderful CP family!
Thanks to everyone who planned, participated in, and pledged support during the Creating Community Breakfast. Now let’s get to work!