Welcome to 2020… I’ve been loving all the new year posts whether they are photos of how you all rung in the new year, motivation for fresh starts or even jokes about staying the same! Holidays and special occasions are really when social media shines and this past few days have been no exception. As I gear up for our annual retreat for our all-volunteer Board of Directors, I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce our 2020 Chair of the Board, Darcy Fagerwold. I’ve talked about Darcy before and her amazing local dance studio, Expressions Dance & Movement Center. I’ve featured her in social media posts, blogs and even The Santee Magazine so it should come as no surprise that she has worked her way into the leadership of our organization in a short amount of time. The irony is rich and true when thinking of her leading in the year 2020 and 20/20 also referring to perfect vision. I met Darcy through the Santee Chamber and she has continued to enrich my life ever since. Her constant support, guidance and ability to lead with purpose and clear vision has been a driving force for me when I feel like turning away. She is constantly giving me new and fresh ideas and perspective to consider, often times which I implement as soon as possible! With that being said, I am going to take her up on one of her many suggestions and ask that each Director on our board take the time to write a Weekly Update for us at some point this year. Knowing Darcy, she will be the first, and those will follow thereafter, trusting her lead. For now, enjoy the last of the student breaks from school or lingering vacations for those still not sure what day it is, and I wish you all the joys and successes possible in two thousand twenty.