Former Nevada Day executive director takes job with Computer Corps
After spending 12 years with Nevada Day Inc. I just decided it was time to move on. It has truly been an honor to be part of this incredible organization, serving as President of the Board, and then as its first Executive Director.
I believe I have contributed to its success since joining the Board back in 2009. At that time the organization was involved in a “Save Nevada Day” campaign as they struggled financially due to an inconsistent revenue stream and a considerable deficit, and now by the end of 2021, I am leaving the organization on fiscally stable ground.
I cannot take full responsibility for this accomplishment for there have been many contributing factors that helped make this possible over the years. From Board Members, staff, Independent Contractors, and numerous other volunteers, to key relationships in the community including the City of Carson, Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, Elected Official’s, Downtown Business’s, Sponsors, Carson Now, other Non-Profits, Service Organizations, Parade Entrants, and so on.
I will continue to be heavily involved in this wonderful community as I have been for over 30 years with my business, Hamilton Business Machines, and later on with Nevada Day. I recently joined Computer Corps which I have already worked closely with for nearly 25 years refurbishing and servicing printers and copiers for them. Now that I have stepped down from Nevada Day I plan to take on a greater role.
I have known the ComputerCorps Developmental Director, Ron Norton, since he started the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization back in 1997. The ComputerCorps mission is to provide access to computer technology and skills training for under-served families, while eliminating electronic scrap (eScrap) in the nation’s landfills. But this mission statement only encompasses a very small part of what this incredible organization provides for our community (ComputerCorps.org).
Every year ComputerCorps receives thousands of donated computers. After performing Certified Data Destruction of all information, numerous volunteers work tirelessly to evaluate their condition to determine if they can be repurposed or broken down for recycling. If they pass the test, they are then professionally refurbished and prepared for distribution to various nonprofit organizations, schools and individuals. Their new home will include underserved families, Veterans, seniors, disabled, Work-At-Home Families, School-At-Home Students and any other individual that needs access to technology.
The ComputerCorps motto “Every Home is ‘A’ Classroom” applies to all individuals no matter what their financial status, age, race, or disability. I am looking forward to working with organizations throughout the community to help us identify where this service is needed most.
Originally published in CarsonNow.org