It was just over a year ago, as I was literally moving into the Arnold area, when I took a job with a new AOL venture called Patch.
I remember clearly my first day on the job, sitting in a conference room in New York City, learning about the Patch vision. It was a simple premise really—provide the community with a way to quickly learn about local news, events, volunteer opportunities and businesses and facilitate discussions about the important things happening in the lives of peninsula residents.
My first assignments were to fill our business and community directory full of information and photos on the stores and other local resources that Broadneck residents use.
Then we officially launched on Oct. 26, 2010, and ever since, I have been amazed by how much the site means to residents and community leaders.
I am honored to have shared your stories, from rezoning to school successes to the loss of loved ones, it has been a wonderful journey with all of you.
This marks my last week at Broadneck Patch, as I have accepted a position that allows me to spend a little more time with my family. My last day will be this Friday, Sept. 2.
Broadneck Patch will continue because the site is not about me but about all of us. As the transition to a new editor takes place, make sure to keep logging on and if you have any story ideas or photos you would like to share, please send that to the site at firstname.lastname@example.org or to our associate regional manager Susan Jenkins at Susan@patch.com.
Thank you again for making this one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. Be sure and say hello if you see me out and about!