The Buzz for 6/07

Michael Nigrey, Staff Attorney, left WAMS as of June 1 to accept an opportunity to join a litigation practice. Best wishes to Mike.

WAMS staffers Diane, Judy and Penny recently traveled to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi to lend their hands to the ongoing Hurricane Katrina recovery effort in the historic town of Bay St. Louis, which was devastated by the full force of the hurricane as it came on shore. In addition to utilizing their cooking, painting, caulking, yard work and listening skills, the WAMS team helped the volunteer group develop an administrative structure and conflict resolution process that will enable the leaders to better manage the allocation of their resources and responsibilities. There is still an overwhelming amount of rebuilding to be done, and volunteer groups are accounting for a significant portion of the progress being made. WAMS will stay involved with this venture and encourages other employees and interested friends to participate in this challenging and rewarding project. For more information about how to help with a donation of time or money, contact Diane McGaha at WAMS (dmcgaha@usamwa.com or 206-467-0793).