was honored by the United Way of Dutchess County and Hands
The Hudson Valley
as a 2011 Spirit of Dutchess County nominee as one of 29 outstanding individuals or groups of volunteers.
Sean works at IBM and has been a member of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project for five years.
came to us to offer his
assistance in enhancing our website.
Because of the skills that he
brought, the project was quickly reformulated as an opportunity to overhaul the website in its entirety, including a new layout, design, look and feel and back end platform.
was able to offer and integrate his
skills with other volunteers who were involved in the project and patiently work within the constraints of staff schedules to shepherd the website to a relaunch within a year of initially volunteering with the organization.
Sean's original goal was to introduce a way for PFP constituencies to communicate with each other through our website.
As the scope of his
involvement grew, Sean
was able to adjust his
goals to the needs and capacities of the organization.
Following a successful relaunch of the website in 2010, Sean
has now re-conceived his
involvement as supporting the PFP
in a five year process of learning to harness the power of the web to further our mission.
has achieved his
goals and has set new ones that include helping the PFP
streamline its workflow, capitalize on opportunities afforded by the new web platform to increase organizational efficiency and broaden the audience that the PFP
can reach by using the web as an effective communications tool.
was honored as a volunteer because of the significant difference his
work has made to our organization in support of our mission to build a just and sustainable food system.