The DJ has a nice send-off piece for Mary Watt. I know there are at least two regular Voice readers who are very involved at CALL Primrose.
After 15 years as the executive director of Burlingame nonprofit CALL Primrose, Mary Watt has stepped down to tend to her health....A search for a successor of the 30-year-old organization will take place over the next several months.
“I really encouraged them to try to take an interim and stabilize,” she said. “Set a vision before picking someone who is a dynamic person for that vision. … The face of hunger in the county is different than it was different than 30 years ago.”
I particularly liked this quote from Ms. Watt
“The house it’s in is 100 years old,” she said. “It’s held a much bigger volume [of supplies] than anyone ever dreamed. People like that it looks like a home because it’s welcoming.”
I probably walk by the century old house four or five times a week. It's easy to forget that architecture and materials and building features can have an effect -- a calming, reassuring effect in some cases--on people so thanks for the reminder. Happy retirement, Ms. Watt.