The annual Looking Glass All-Staff Lunch & Awards gathering took place on Wednesday, May 15th at LCC with CEO Craig Opperman sharing organization updates and discussed the constantly changing landscape of youth and family services in Lane County and Oregon. The annual meeting begins with a touching appreciation of the length of employment of various program staff members, with the longest tenured staff standing and receiving heartfelt applause. Several awards were handed out as well.
Recipients of this year’s Distinguished Service Award kicked off with a community member recognition of longtime Looking Glass supporter Alicia Beymer of PeaceHealth. Alicia is the Director of Home Care Services at PeaceHealth and has worked with Looking Glass on many projects over the years.
Looking Glass staff member Distinguished Service Awards went to: Martin Allums, an SSA Supervisor at the Regional Crisis Center; Addie Bernal, a Program Manager at Pathways Boys; and Jean Zemba, Secretary at Pathways Boys/Girls Programs (pictured below).
The annual all-staff gathering is also a great time for the various Looking Glass programs to interact and socialize, celebrating their hard work and efforts together. Although the programs at Looking Glass are somewhat separated geographically around town, the integration of services is a key component to the success of the organization.