Dear Esteemed Members of the Hallam Community Connection Committee, New Park Committee, and Resilient Residents of Hallam,
As we approach the culmination of this remarkable year, my heart is filled with gratitude for each of you who has played an essential role in the extraordinary journey with Hallam Community Connection (HCC). It is with a mix of emotions that I bring forth the exciting news of HCC evolving into the Hallam Park Committee.
Since its establishment in 2018, HCC has served as a guiding light of community connection in the charming Village of Hallam. The unwavering dedication and hard work of our members and volunteers have been the driving force behind our collective success over the years. Notably, the Hallam Park Committee has been an integral part of our community since the village's inception, reporting directly to the village board and boasting a rich history of remarkable leaders.
The decision for HCC members to transition into the Hallam Park Committee was not taken lightly. Unfortunately, we encountered challenges in securing enough volunteers to fill essential positions for both HCC and the park committee. Despite our best efforts, these positions remained unfilled, leading to the unanimous decision, supported by the village board, to undergo this transition from now until its completion in February.
Allow me to introduce the new committee leaders: Tom Schuerman as the Committee Chair, Amber Block as Co-Chair, and Vicky Polak as Secretary. Jess Clark, Cindy Hanson, Lyca Loy, and Samantha Larkins will also be invaluable members of the park committee. In the upcoming weeks, you'll witness the transformation through social media posts highlighting Hallam Park and a dedicated webpage for the Hallam Park Committee.
It is crucial to note that the only substantial change is the committee's name and leadership. I am committed to remaining actively involved as a volunteer, contributing to grant writing, and offering assistance in any way possible as we collaboratively work towards our shared goal of revitalizing Hallam Park.
My deepest gratitude goes out to each of you for your unwavering dedication, passion, and support throughout this incredible journey. Together, let us embrace the future with enthusiasm and continue to make a positive impact on our beloved community.
With sincere appreciation,