A message from Gateway Council CEO Mary Anne Jacobs:
I am very excited to announce changes at the staffing level for Gateway Council. As we continue to design the role volunteers and staff play in supporting our Movement, new opportunities and needs arise daily. As we identified in January during a planning meeting with volunteers and staff there is a pressing need to provide volunteers with training and support while continuing to focus on serving more girls, delivering engaging leadership experiences for girls and heightening awareness of Girl Scouts of Gateway Council.
To that end, I am pleased to announce that Mary Hargrave and Tori Tabbot will join the Council Community leadership team. Mary will lead and provide support for Community 5 (St. Johns & Flagler Counties) and Tori will lead and provide support for Community 7 (North Duval and Nassau County). This rounds out the Council Community team with Beth Osburn serving as the lead for Community 6, Michelle McCreary as the CCL for Community 3 and Bobbi Reynolds leading Community 4.
The Council Community Leaders (CCL) will provide a new shared service initiative that will support all volunteers and provide leadership readiness and capacity at the troop level. Among other things, the leaders will partner with Jacquie Johnson (training) to develop tools for use in new volunteer recruitment and onboarding.
Lastly, I am thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Middlebrooks will lead the communications and marketing efforts as the Communications and Marketing Manager. If you know Elizabeth, you are familiar with her background as a reporter. Blending her knowledge of Girl Scouts and her career experience brings exceptional talent to the council. The impact of her work will improve the quality and quantity of message to the communities we serve and support the One Voice, One Council initiative.
We very much look forward to partnering with volunteers and families to advance the mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.