Potter County Bidding Farewell To Veteran Employee

Potter County Today

Potter County bids farewell to a veteran employee this week. Ellen Shinn is leaving the area to accept a job in her field out of the area. She has served the county as a grant manager and project coordinator at Human Services for more than a quarter-century. Her forward thinking and skills in negotiating the complex grant application process have brought many beneficial programs to Potter County. Human Services Administrator Jim Kockler said Shinn’s service has had an impact that will continue to felt for years to come:

“Ellen has made numerous significant contributions to ensure a better quality of living for Potter County citizens. The many grants Ellen has obtained have helped PCHS to meet an ever-increasing demand for services.  These grants have helped fill in the gaps that our regular programming could not provide. Programs such as Obesity Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Teen Screen, Anti-Bullying, and School-Based Intensive Case Management are examples of the work Ellen did to provide the people of Potter County programs that will enable them to develop the life skills needed to be successful.

“We are unable to measure the total impact that Ellen had on the county, but she has been instrumental in many people changing their lives and improving themselves. We can say that, without her, PCHS would not be as successful in meeting the needs of the consumers of Potter County and many, many people would not be where they are today.”

Article courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners.

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