The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is pleased to introduce its new Assistant Director, Jeanne Glass. The position was formed to assist the Executive Director in the role of leadership and growth as well as to serve as administrator and the primary contact for all writers—tending to applications, admissions, orientation, communications, and overall residency experience at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH). Glass joins the organization with an extensive background in project management. WCDH Executive Director, Michelle Hannon, said, “We are so excited to have Jeanne on board. With such a small staff, it is imperative that each one of us wear many hats and wear them well. Jeanne is high-energy, goal-driven, and committed, and has been an absolute joy to work with so far. With her as part of the WCDH team, I’m confident we’ll continue to grow and further our positive impact on the literary arts and the community of Eureka Springs.” WCDH Board President, Peggy Kjelgaard, added, “Finding Jeanne has been truly a gift to the WCDH. She has talent, drive, organization skills and is a perfect fit for this role. She and Michelle make a dynamic team. We are so fortunate!”
Glass recently moved to Eureka Springs from Upstate New York. She considers herself to be a passionate community servant with the ability to inspire individuals to continue and share her passion to serve others. With this ongoing quest to give, she has been able to promote positive change in communities and individuals. She takes pride in engaging in a civically based approach to community building. She is especially proud of her latest endeavor, a community garden for a 142 residential complex and developing a resident organization to manage the garden. Jeanne has dedicated 14 years in Village Government, serving 10 of the years as Deputy Mayor. Her professional career has been in Project Management working in industries including marketing, information technology, metro trains, and affordable housing. Her passions are music, playing her flute and cello, gardening, and a good workout.
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to nurture writers of all genres, backgrounds, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds community, energizes creative expression, stimulates new thinking, and optimizes productivity. Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities hosting over 1,700 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please visit www.writerscolony.org or call Michelle Hannon or Jeanne Glass at (479)253-7444.