Employee Committee Marks 30-Year Milestone

Employee Committee events

Staff has contributed to the community through events such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and holiday gift-giving to families in need.

As the District reaches its 50th anniversary this year, the Employee Committee is also celebrating a 30-year milestone.

The District’s Employee Committee was created in 1981 to promote a positive work environment.

“Having an Employee Committee is very important to the employees and the organization, as well as the communities in which we belong,” said Lisa Cartwright, secretary of the Employee Committee.

Since 2003, the Committee has raised more than $75,000 through bake sales, plant sales and raffles. About two-thirds of the amount is attributed to an annual fundraising raffle and auction in which senior staff donate items ranging from food items to various gifts and monetary amounts. These funds are applied toward a variety of benevolent activities such as assisting needy families, foster children, employees in need, food banks and animal shelters. In addition, the Committee supports employee appreciation activities and the United States Armed Services.

“Thanks to the amount of support we receive from fellow employees, we are able to reach a variety of different groups in need,” said Cartwright.

The Committee has also supported Big Brothers Big Sisters, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.