Latest News – December 27
Mining Museum Grant Helps With Collections
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHF&M) announced last week that it has received a grant from a charitable organization to support its mission.
The Summit Foundation, headquartered in Breckenridge, is providing $6,000 to purchase a new server and PastPerfect collections management software. The grant will permit the NMHF&M to improve staff efficiency by networking its collections and membership databases. Eventually, records from the collections database will be available online so that the public will be able to learn more about the tens of thousands of mining artifacts, mineral specimens, photographs, and documents in the collections.
NMHF&M Executive Director Stephen Whittington commented, “Support from The Summit Foundation helps us to improve our operations and fulfill our mission. We are grateful that a foundation based in Summit County sees fit to provide grants to non-profits here in Lake County.”
The mission of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is to tell the story about mining, its people, and its importance to the American public. The museum is open year-round.
Information about the museum and its facilities can be accessed on the NMHF&M web site at www.mininghallofame.org.
HR & Assistant to BOCC – You’re HIRED!
Earlier this month it was announced that Whittney M. Smythe-Smith has joined the Lake County Government team as Director of Human Resources and Executive Assistant to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).
Smythe-Smith comes with experience in Human Capital Management and Organizational Leadership, with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Creighton University and a M.B.A. from Mesa State College.
According to a press release issued by Lake County Government, officials view Smythe-Smith’s appointment as a sign of their commitment to attracting and hiring industry leaders to serve the citizens of Lake County. When asked about her appointment, Smythe-Smith stated that “it is with great pleasure that I return to Lake County to serve the citizens of this great community.”
The Lake County Government, founded in 1861, is dedicated to serving the community through encompassing, professional public service. Lake County employs 173 full and part-time employees and has offices located throughout the county including the County Courthouse, the Annex Building, and the Lake County Public Works Office.
Contact HR@co.lake.co.us for questions or further information.