Wednesday, August 9, 2017

New Executive Director at Amador Senior Center

Machelle Allison
The board of Amador County Senior Citizens Inc., owners and operators of the Amador Senior Center are pleased to announce that Machellee Allison has been hired to be the next Executive Director of the Amador Senior Center. Longtime director, Laurie Webb will be spending the next few months with Machellee to make a smooth transition for her and the current staff and the Center.

Machellee and her family lived in Amador for many years and have returned here after spending time in Missouri and Montana.  Her son Jordan was raised in Amador from the age of 6, attending Amador County schools and graduating from Argonaut High in 2010.
 
After graduating with a BA in Sociology from Ashford University in Clinton Iowa, Machellee worked in a wide variety of occupations, including working in Montana with the Girl Scouts as a Marketing Coordinator, and in Fulton Missouri as a correctional officer. Her most recent job was working as the Director of Membership and Marketing for the Callaway Chamber of Commerce & Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce in Fulton Missouri.  She and her husband, Joseph, returned to California and to Amador County in the fall of 2016.
 
“I am honored, thrilled and joyful for this wonderful new opportunity in my life. I cannot wait to start serving the people in my community” said Machellee. Her credo is “Be inspired to inspire other.  Be empowered to empower others.”  She would love if you would stop by the Center and say hello. She will be there most week days unless she and Laurie are out meeting some of the community members with whom she will be working.
 
Gail Schifsky, the Chair of the ACSC Board noted “ The Senior Center Board of Directors is very appreciative and thankful for Laurie's leadership and support for senior citizens in Amador County and beyond.  She made the Center a vital component in the county by collaborating with a variety of agencies and organizations, and provided multiple programs and services for the benefit of both seniors and the community.
 
We now want to welcome Machellee who will continue the programs and activities which are important to the Center, and pursue opportunities for growth and involvement to maintain the Center as a viable entity in the county. The Board will support and assist her and asks the community to ensure that she is successful.
 
Eileen Hardy, the Assistant Director, will continue in her position and will use her twelve years of experience at the Center to provide support to Machellee in learning how the Center runs.
 
Laurie Webb, who has been the E.D. of the Amador Senior Center since October 1, 1987, said “I am delighted that the Board found someone with the energy and skills to carry the Amador Senior Center forward in new and exciting directions while continuing to support all the services and programs the Center currently provides. It has been fun to see her renewing acquaintances with some of the seniors she knew when she was living here before.”

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