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TBX - Project Team 4

City of Montgomery - Sanitation Appreciation Lunch

Name of Team Captain:  Carson Howe

Team Member Names: 

Jennifer Adams; Carson Howe; Naomi Kemp; Kyle Weidman; Candice White; William Wright, III

Agency Assisted:  City of Montgomery

Project’s Thematic Area:

Improving Montgomery’s Image;

Project Location:  Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Center

Date(s) of Implementation:  April 13, 2018 to Sept 13, 2018

Duration of Project:  One Day

Who was served by the project?

Administration, Supervisors, and line workers of the City of Montgomery Sanitation Department.

How many people benefited?

Approximately 280 employees of the Sanitation Department

Final project description:

The Appreciation Lunch was held on Thursday, Sept 13 at noon at Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Room. Employees at the Sanitation Department were under the impression they were going to a mandatory meeting. It was a surprise lunch for them with “home cookin” and giveaway prizes.

What is the vision for the future of the project?

Group 4 would like to see this project be carried out every year by a Leadership Montgomery Torchbearers Class. This project is wonderful for everyone in the Montgomery Area. Whether a group member is someone who has lived in Montgomery their entire life, or someone who just simply works in Montgomery, every person is effected by the work this department carries out every single day.

Describe exactly how your project was implemented.

The project of the Sanitation Department Appreciation Lunch was broken down into three different sections.

The first section is the brainstorming and ideas portion of the event. How did we want the event to look? Where did we want lunch to take place? What kind of food would be served? Once we answered all of those questions at some Group meetings at Group Member Kyle Weidman’s’ house, we were able to figure out how much money we would need to raise in order for the event to be a success.

The second section is when the group takes all the ideas and planning and makes the event a reality. By going to large businesses, small businesses, and even individuals, sharing the cause in which our group is supporting and raising the dollars necessary to host a successful lunch.

The third section is when Group 4 hosts the lunch the day of, ensuring reservations, prizes, Thank You cards and goodie bags are in order and on display for the attendees. Thanking them for their dedication to keeping the City of Montgomery clean was at the forefront of this project.

How many volunteer hours were devoted to this project? (Total - everyone on the team; start to finish)

Planning Meetings – 20 hours

Fundraising/Sponsorships – 40 hours

Event Preparation – 24 hours (2 volunteers)

Day of Event – 36 hours (4-6 additional volunteers)

Total – 120 hours

Describe your project presentation.  The maximum time limit is 15-20 minutes.  Every member of the team should play some role in the final presentation of the project.

The presentation by Group 4 will be on PowerPoint. Each member of the group will speak briefly on a specific topic relating to the Sanitation Department and the Appreciation Lunch. We will show pictures, video, news coverage, social media presence, and a video from Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission Elton Dean on a Guest Editorial from WSFA News.

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