By Susan Summers

Retiring president of Greater Vail Community Resources, Connie Plummer, was honored by the board of directors on May 13th with a special award recognizing her leadership of the nonprofit organization over the past several years. To the applause of all, a large and beautiful glass vase with an engraved base was presented to her by incoming president, Susan Summers. Both she and husband, Bill Plummer, stepped down from the board at this, her final meeting, and look forward to devoting more time to family and her small business, The Pilates Station and More.

Connie and Bill were part of the original group that founded ReSources in 2016, and they witnessed the tremendous growth of the food bank, made possible by proceeds from the Depot Thrift Store, donations from the public, grants and the work of staff and volunteers. As president, Connie Plummer presided over strategic planning, raising the visibility of ReSources within the community, and the hiring of paid staff to run operations allowing board members to step back into traditional roles. Her vision, strong business, communication and social skills have been key in making ReSources a respected and integral part of the greater Vail community.

Connie’s genuineness and natural poise made her always at ease on her feet, whether in front of a large crowd or in one-to-one interactions with local executives or volunteers.

Retiring board member and secretary, Ken Knas, said of her: “While we are sorry to see Connie leave the Board, we are so grateful for her initial vision, her perseverance, and most of all, her leadership in taking ReSources to where it is today. Her contributions will have such a lasting positive effect on our organization.”

In one voice, the Greater Vail Community Resources board of directors, staff and volunteers say “thank you and God speed” to Connie and Bill Plummer as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

Susan Summers is a ReSources board member and Vail resident who loves golf and the beauty of the Sonoran desert. Before her retirement, she served as dean of the College of Extended Learning at California State
University, San Bernardino.

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