Our (now former) Executive Director Chris Sizemore is officially on his way to Colorado to bigger and better things! He led this organization for three years and brought Volunteer Kalamazoo through some amazing growth and positive changes.
He successfully guided the organization through a re-branding effort in 2011.
He helped us launch our new volunteer management system, HandsOn Connect.
He secured grant funding and staff to form our Days of Service/Kalamazoo Neighborhood Safety Initiative program.
He helped transition us to a new (and much, much better!) website.
He worked with the board of directors through a mission statement, vision and strategic plan update.
He ran a flipping marathon to raise money for Volunteer Kalamazoo!
He paved the way for big, positive changes to our events.
He formed stronger partnerships with the United Way of Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Region, foundations, and many organizations.
He re-designed our newsletters and annual reports.
And so much more.
Perhaps most of all, he fostered a work environment that allowed staff to grow their strengths, form bonds with each other and bring their best to an organization that we all really love.
Best of luck, Chris! We will miss your leadership, your energy, your sense of humor and your vision for one of Kalamazoo’s best organizations. Wherever you end up next is lucky to have you!