For the past five year Cindy Ford has been the face of the Geauga Park District, serving as that agency's public relations spokeswoman.
But after March 31, Ford - A West Sider - will take up residence in Atlanta. There she will become the external communications writer for the Points of Light Institute, which was founded in 1990 in response to President George H.W. Bush's inaugural address where he invoked the vision of a "thousand points of light."
This Institute honors those folks who are making a difference in their communities. Today the Institute provides research, analysis, tools and training to support the creation and management of volunteer programs, Ford says.
Overseen are the Institute's HandsOn Network, Mission Fish, and The Civic Incubator.
The HandsOn Network alone delivered in 2008 approximately 30 million hours of volunteer service valued at $615 million.
Ford said her duties will include speech writing for the Institute's CEO, Michelle Nun who is the daughter of retired Georgia Senator Sam Nun along with the usual PR package of press releases, web copy and marketing material.
I wish Cindy well. She'll do just fine, too.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn