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The 2019 honorees: Meghan Delaney, represented by Millicent Boykin, Christine Stansfield and Christine Nardecchia with the City of Dublin, Ohio.
2019 Outstanding New Volunteer Administrator Award: Meghan Delaney, VolunteerNow - Dallas, TX
Meghan Delaney is the Community Engagement and Impact Manager for VolunteerNow, a non profit with a partnership with the City of Dallas. VolunteerNow supports over 3,000 organizations and multiple school districts and has been partnering with the City of Dallas since 2001. Meghan has been managing the partnership for two and a half years and supports and trains over 50 City of Dallas employees and volunteer coordinators. Meghan created a customized training series, the Coordinators Lunch & Learn Series, to serve as a bridge between departments. 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Administrator Award
: Christine Stansfield, Sno-Isle Libraries
Christine Stansfield is the Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator for the Snow-Isle Intercounty Rural Library District. She helps build sustainable relationships that drive awareness and support for local libraries. During Christine's leadership, there are now more than 700 active volunteers and a core of library ambassadors who get loud for libraries. She worked with others in her organization to select and implement a new volunteer software management system in 2018. 2019 Innovative Program Award
: City of Dublin, Ohio - Alexa Pilot Project
In 2018, the City of Dublin hosted several community conversations with residents to develop a comprehensive Aging in Place plan. Among many topics, a consistent notion emerged that seniors could be introduced to more technology to help them age in place. That is where the "Alexa Pilot Project" emerged. Twelve residents were identified and matched to volunteers who were teachers and coaches. The City purchased the Alexa devices. Volunteers were matched one-on-one with a fellow resident to meet and train their new senior friend on using the Alexa device. The seniors reported using the device daily and used them for reminders, to get the news and weather and play memory games.