Third, as you think back over your involvement in the organization, what roadblocks have been most challenging?
Sometimes people in social services get so focused on their work, the burdens, and on scarcity, that they forget how to communicate about the benefits and joys of helping people and our community to folks outside their field. It’s sometimes challenging when organizations or individuals are holding onto their own agenda. The Truckee-Tahoe Collaborative is a great example of a group that has a very collaborative and positive style rather than a scarcity attitude.
Fourth, what experiences within the organization have given you the most meaning and satisfaction?
Getting things done and witnessing the limitless possibilities when people pull together. I’m also really excited and proud that Nevada County is so often the first to implement or pilot a program – it is really gratifying to work with such passionate and visionary people.
10. I want to ask you four additional questions about your civic life: What motivates or inspires you to engage in civic activities and causes?
It’s not “civic life” that motivates me. Rather, it’s when people come together to do something positive that I’m inspired to participate. I want a seat at the table because I like to see something positive resulting from people coming together.
Do you feel that you are sacrificing anything in your life by being deeply involved in our community’s civic organizations?
Not at all. I feel enriched and connected which makes my life better.
What personal benefits do you get from your civic involvements?
Realizing that I have a part to play in contributing to a healthy community, which is a place that I can be safe and happy.
11. Is there a relationship between your role as a working professional and your personal involvement in our community’s civic organizations? If so, how would you describe it?
The line between my professional roles and my volunteer jobs is blurry, and I like that.Download Article 1K Club