From Behind the Reception Desk

Written by Terrance Davis
    Tuesday, 19 February 2013
From Behind the Reception Desk

Having started my new position as the Visitor Services Assistant in November, I have been fortunate to observe the daily branch activities here in Washington Park. My conclusion... The Washington Park Urban Ecology Center fills me with happiness each day! There are so many things that fill me with joy, and I certainly had a huge smile on my face when I was asked to write this article. But nothing prompts a smile faster than the smile of another person. It’s contagious. Just ask my friends and co-workers at the Urban Ecology Center; they will confirm that I keep a smile on my face all the time. There are so many people to thank for this: members, volunteers, visitors, staff and donors; they all play a role in making Washington Park, a wonderful place to be.

From behind the reception desk I have the privilege of interacting with everyone who walks through our doors. When an Urban Ecology Center member or program participant returns a pair of skis with an awesome story to share about his adventure, I can’t wait to hear about it. I love the fact that we offer people of the community recreational and learning opportunities they may otherwise not have.

I take great pride in knowing I helped to physically build the new Wisconsin Native Animal Room at Washington Park. When children walk in, they just light up. It’s great! The feeling it generates in me is something I will remember and be proud of for the rest of my life.

It’s safe to say that I am happy when the people of the community are happy.

Growing up in the neighborhood is the connection to how and why I feel this way about the area and the people who occupy it. It’s where I come from; so naturally I want to see the area do well.

To be able to meet and greet so many people and share in their memories of good times, as well as being a member, friend and employee of the Urban Ecology Center is an opportunity that will definitely make an impact in my life for years to come. So come on over to the Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park and get your share of the happiness!

Terrance Davis

Terrance Davis

Terrance Davis is the Visitor Services Specialist at our Washington Park Branch. He takes a special interest in this area because he grew up in the neighborhood on 37th & Lloyd. Terrance's affection for the area is demonstrated each day with his attention to the neighborhood children and families. The work he has done with MPS and Choice schools across the city brings him much pride. With his daughters being his main motivation, Terrance strives to make positive changes in the community.

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