August 2017

Hello ESU 9!

The year is off to a great start!

This is a quick update to let you know about some important news.

Strategic Plan Work

I want to sincerely thank you for your work on opening day. You may recall we talked about Mission, Vision, Values and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats). I have entered all the information into a Google spreadsheet. The Management Team will be analyzing the data on Friday, August 25th.

New Building

The ESU 9 Board voted to purchase a new building during last evening’s board meeting. The new building, currently owned by Contryman & Associates, is located at 5807 Osborne Drive West (next to the Surgical Center). Last night’s vote was the end to a very, very long journey. It was also the start of a new chapter as we move forward. Moving to the new building will take place over time, starting in mid-April.

In the near future, we will be setting up a couple of evening dates so ESU 9 employees can tour the new facility. Tours are not required and are optional.


Also last night, the ESU 9 Board accepted the resignations due to retirement of long term employees Dolores Utecht and Pat O’Donnell. Dolores and Pat have worked for ESU 9 for 32 and  29 years respectively. So you know, Dolores’ retirement party will be held here at the service unit on Thursday, August 31st. It starts at 4:00 p.m. We do sincerely thank both Dolores and Pat for their incredible work and wish them well as they live the next chapter of their lives.