A year in review from the Board President and Executive Director
Friends & Colleagues,
Wow! What a year. Like many of you 2020 forced change and growth in many areas that would not have been considered if not for
the coronavirus pandemic. Through it all our community continued to care for the animals in our community.
In 2019 our board of directors determined the roadmap to success by creating an exciting new strategic direction for HSEC. As we
fought through 2020 these critical strategies for this plan were constantly in our view:
• Safeguard the physical and mental state of animal well being,
• Promote sheltering best practices throughout our region,
• Provide community education and humane awareness training programs,
• Develop a staffing structure geared toward job performance and healthy work-life balance, and
• Achieve total revenue growth of 25% by 2023.
By achieving this ambitious plan HSEC will see the number of adoptions increase tremendously while also seeing a reduction in the
average length of time an animal is housed in the shelter.
Our staff and volunteers have taken the first steps on the trail to being recognized as the leaders of innovation in animal welfare
throughout the Great Lakes region. The vision for this adventure has been set through careful determination of our values while
keeping our eyes on our core focus – to provide compassionate care to animals while educating and advocating on their behalf.
By getting everyone involved and instilling focus, discipline, and accountability throughout the organization, we have gained traction
toward reaching our goals and enriching the lives of more animals.
We could not do it without our many friends and neighbors who continue to support us through thick and thin.
Thank you for always being there with us.
President, Board of Directors