Board President Pete Warner
-We have reached agreement with the Town of Taos for La Plaza to manage the Town of Taos Youth and Family Center computer lab. This will expand our present public access site and give it greater visibility; it will also free up space for the aforementioned training center. We see this partnership as the possible forerunner of other cooperative ventures between La Plaza and various public entities.
-We are moving forward with a program to provide high-speed wireless digital access to our service area. We believe this program offers significant technical advantages over the plans offered by our competitors.
-Our website was recently cited by the Center for Digital Democracy as an example of public interest programming at its best.
-Mary Lane Leslie joined our Board in September to fill the vacancy created when Peter Alexander moved from our area. Mary’s legal background, local knowledge, and previous experience with non-profits make her a very strong asset to the Board.
For me personally, this has been a difficult year but also a very gratifying one. As a team Judith, staff, the Board and I faced several difficult challenges and dealt with them successfully. I sincerely believe that at the end of the year La Plaza is in better shape than it was at the start. For that, I first want to thank Judith Pepper, our Executive Director. Her dedication, management skills, vision and energy have brought us through another year and have made La Plaza what is is today. I would also add that never in my business career have I experienced a more and productive business relationship than the one Judith and I have established this last year. Also, my sincere and deep thanks to the staff. Your professionalism and work ethic were severely tested this year, and you came through with flying colors. You ARE La Plaza, and without you we wouldn’t exist. And finally, to my fellow Board members, I greatly appreciate your wisdom, advice and support; working with you has truly been an enjoyable experience.