NGA Recognizes Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Glass Magazine
April 9, 2019

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is dedicated to celebrating the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges and build a stronger, more resilient community. For the National Glass Association, that community is the entire glazing and glass building products industry.

NGA wants to take this opportunity to recognize and thank its many volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to the initiatives of the association. 

NGA’s staff took time to reflect on what industry volunteers mean to them:

“Volunteers are the life-blood of an association. NGA is lucky to have so many actively engaged members. Over the years I’ve heard a similar story from our company owner volunteers:  ‘I want to give back to the industry and to the association that helped me build my business.’ ”

—Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEO

“The success of Glass Magazine depends on industry expert volunteers willing to take the time to share insights. I’m grateful to glass industry representatives who take time out of their busy schedules to talk trends, technical issues, best practices and more. It’s only with their input and expertise that we're able to produce educational, informative content each month.”

—Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine Editor-in-Chief                               

“The association has such devoted volunteers who answer the industry’s need for the standardization of best practices and technical education. Our members work above and beyond the workday to ensure the association produces the documents, and ensure the association is seen as the advocate for glazing and glass building products.”

—Urmilla Sowell, Technical Svcs. & Advocacy Director

“Volunteers give a lot of their time and expertise; in turn we are truly appreciative of their support. One volunteer sent me a lovely thank you note with a small token of appreciation. It is a great feeling that volunteers and staff appreciate each other.”

—Wendy Rochelle, Events Operations Manager

“I enjoy seeing the relationships that evolve from volunteering together. Volunteering fast tracks the development of relationships with your peers and truly makes the work especially rewarding when you accomplish something as a team.”

—Sara Neiswanger, Senior Mgr. Industry Engagement                                 

“From opening their businesses and worksites to film for NGA training courses, to providing guidance and thought leadership to the industry through volunteer board and committee roles, we appreciate our members’ dedication to serving.”

—Stephanie Oakley, Associate Director, Education & Training and Melissa Fischer, Instructional Designer, Education & Training

During this National Volunteer Week, and every week, NGA thanks its volunteers for all they do.