Meet Anthony Gonzales, the First New Staffer at Downwinders in a Decade. Now Help Us Keep Him.

by jim on March 6, 2017

There's a slew of changes coming as a result of decisions made at the Downwinders' board retreat with Lois Gibbs last month. Among them: 

New redesigned website

New updated logo

New presence on social media 

New year-round events calendar for supporters

New campaigns and projects 

New board members

As a commitment to this make-over, Downwinders is pleased to announce its first new staff hiring in ten years: Anthony Gonzalez is a Mansfield resident and UTA Junior in History. He ran for Mansfield City Council when he was 18…and lost. He's currently enrolled in Downwinders' College of Constructive Hell-Raising and works part-time for the City of Arlington Department of Environmental Services. Anthony has been hired as our very first Program Assistant to help Downwinders' Director Jim Schermbeck in modernizing our data base, assist in communications work, and coordinate new volunteer outreach and events. 

This means for the first time since it's founding, Downwinders has two people on staff at the same time to help us fight for your lungs. 

With this new growth comes new responsibilities. We have donations to cover Anthony's part-time job until the beginning of summer. We need your help to keep him employed year round from now on. 

In its decision to hire Anthony, the all-volunteer Downwnders' board made a down payment on our future. Can you show your good faith and return the favor?

 

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