Sustainable Waterloo Region’s greatest resource is our people. We are able to accomplish SWR’s great work with a committed team of volunteers and a small staff driven by a shared passion to achieve an environmentally sustainable Waterloo Region for current and future generations. Fueled by this passion, our volunteers join us for any number of reasons; from gaining meaningful work experience, to expanding professional networks, connecting with other like-minded individuals, or contributing their professional expertise to improve their local community. Our volunteer base is dynamic: as we welcome newcomers to the team, we say farewell to those who have achieved their goals and are on to the next stage of their journey. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we rise to our feet to applaud an extra special group who have generously given their time, talent, passion and energy for five or more years. Our current long-tenured team members have remained involved, committed and integral to the operational success and strategic growth of SWR. Roster of Current Volunteers with 5+ Years’ Service 8 Years+ Jen Owens, Government Policy Researcher, November 2009 6-8 Years Kelly McMath, Public Relations Generalist, June 2010 Nicholas Cloet, Living Documents Coordinator, June 2010 5-6 Years Tasha-Leigh Gauthier, Energy & Sustainability System Coordinator, January 2013 Elizabeth Wong, Business Development Manager, July 2012 Marty Finestone, Legal Advisor, July 2012 We rely on them for their knowledge, wisdom and guidance that come not only from their subject matter expertise, but from the deep understanding of the organization acquired through their many years’ of service. They remain a constant stable force in the continuous ebb and flow of volunteers that come through our doors, and embody the foundational core value of Volunteerism to SWR. A message to our long-serving Volunteers: We are deeply grateful and appreciate the substantial contributions you have made to further SWR’s reach and success.  You are amazing. You are an inspiration. We couldn’t have gotten here without you. Thank you.   – Yvonne Stoll, Human Resources Manager