Dear friends of Rural Nelson,
For over eleven years, Rural Nelson has been your eyes and ears on county government. Our Field Officer, Kim Cash has decided to move on as of January 1, 2012. For many years, she has been the eyes and ears of Rural Nelson’s mission and has provided reports on most county meetings. As a constant witness to county business, in many ways she has become the institutional memory of the county.
We are sorry to see her go.
Since November, the Rural Nelson board has been meeting to decide what our next step as an organization will be. We have decided we are not in a financial position to replace Kim and consequently we will have to suspend the reports.
We will continue as an organization. Over 2012, we will reassess what we are able to do as an all-volunteer organization.
These are hard economic times, but the challenges to Nelson remain the same. Since Kim will no longer be attending county meetings, we will need to rely on each other and our county officials to keep us informed. To re-iterate, Kim will no longer be available for questions as of January 1. You will be relying on volunteers, who work on their own schedules, not 24/7 like Kim.
We thank you for your past support. If you have time, energy and the will to work with those who would like to preserve the best of Nelson while moving confidently into the future, we’d be happy to hear from you. Meanwhile, stay tuned for further developments.