From left to right: Tammy Odegaard of the Northeast Oregon Regional Food Bank, Sam Magera of the Wheatland Insurance Center, Ron McAfee of Community Connection and Carol Ward of Wheatland await a final tally of donated food from a drive organized by Wheatland in December 2022. McAfee has retired from his job as the Wallowa County manager for Community Connection and the organization is searching for his successor. The Food Bank is among the services that is under the Community Connection umbrella.
ENTERPRISE — Community Connection of Wallowa County is once again seeking a new local manager in Enterprise, now that Ron McAffee has retired.
Connie Guentert, executive director of Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, said Wednesday, May 10, that the previous week was McAffee’s last week. He had managed the Enterprise office for five months, Guentert said.
“The staff and the seniors really enjoyed him,” she said.
The Enterprise manager runs a myriad of services Community Connection provides, from senior services to public transit, low-income services, the food banks and meal sits in Enterprise and Wallowa.
“They’re all big programs on their own,” Guentert said. “We have such diverse services. It’s important to have the right person to lead those services.”
She said anyone interested in applying for the job can contact Community Connection at 541-426-3840 or visit its website at https://ccno.org/ and look at “job openings.”
“It takes a really unique, special person to spearhead the services in Wallowa County,” Guentert said.
Community Connection manages a variety of programs in Wallowa County and throughout Eastern Oregon. Many of the programs help senior citizens, children, low-income persons, and persons with disabilities attain basic human needs and to become more self-sufficient.
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