25 Years of NVRC Memories #1
NVRC News Readers:
As we celebrate NVRC’s 25th Anniversary, we thought it would be interesting to ask the remarkable, talented and generous individuals who have served on our Board of Directors to share something that stands out from their term on the board. This first article is by Joan Cassidy, who was elected to the board in 1991 and served two terms of three years each, completing her service in 1997. She is still serving NVRC as our contractor for outreach and education services in Loudoun County, Virginia.
“My time on the board started when we were still at the original Merrifield address and covered our move to Democracy Lane. At least twice NVRC was threatened with serious cuts in our funding from Fairfax County. In fact one time I think the county budget included zero funding for NVRC. The board, staff and many volunteers went into action. I remember us spending a lot of time making up posters and signs such as Save Our Center, and then taking the posters with us to County budget hearings. We really packed the room with NVRC supporters. I still have one of the bumper sticker sized signs. Obviously we were successful in stopping the cuts, since we're here celebrating our 25th anniversary."
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