Director's Message

It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce myself to you as the new Executive Director of the Blaine Senior Center. I have taken this position after great consideration and with the belief this is an amazing fit for me

I would like to thank all members who have made me feel so welcome. To members I have not met…feel free to stop by and say hi. My door is always open, and I am interested in your thoughts and ideas. I am humbled and so excited to work for you as we move forward in the future.

I would like to also thank my staff as they have made the transition easy. Cheryl English will be sticking around as our new Program and Logistics Manager and Amy will continue to offer her friendly smile daily. They are a small staff with big hearts.

My support for Seniors is strong. I believe Seniors need better support services. I also believe Seniors need services to learn, to explore, and to thrive as we navigate through the world. Our Center’s spectrum has no boundaries as we showcase our ability to help our community, to learn and grow, to play, and to enjoy life to the fullest.

My first assignment as director is to understand the needs of our members and to be aware of the needs of our community and those who have not yet utilized our services. We will strive to get better in every facet of our organization: the member experience, programs and classes, the volunteer experience, events, and facility management. We will also strive to find the resources and partnerships necessary to offer additional benefits to our members and the community.

This is an exciting time. My commitment is to you, our center, and to our wonderful community. Thank you!                                  

-Pete Nelson, Director