Thank You and Farewell, Stacey Morrison

April 11, 2024

With immense gratitude, NRRA sends our heartfelt thanks and farewell to Logistics and Administration Manager, Stacey Morrison, who will be leaving the NRRA at the end of the week for a new position with the Disability Rights Center in Concord, NH.

In her 10 years with NRRA, Stacey has helped to shepherd the organization through several systems changes, modernizing our data platforms and expanding our logistics department. Stacey has been a lynchpin of the organization, connecting finance, logistics, and communications. Grace under fire, no one juggles better than she does! Stacey always made everything look so easy and has been a wonderful go-to for resources. We are lucky Stacey has also been an excellent delegator and trainer, so that we can continue the progress she helped lead. Thank you, Stacey, for the tremendous work you've done on behalf of NRRA's members, vendors, board, and staff - you will be dearly missed!

A message from NRRA Logistics and Administration Manager, Stacey Morrison:

To the Staff, Board, Members, and Supporters of NRRA,

It is with equal parts sadness and excitement that I make this announcement: After 10 wonderful years – first as an administrative assistant and then the administrative and logistics manager, I am leaving this organization that I have come to love as my family.

This is not a decision that I’ve come to lightly. In fact, I think it’s been one of the most difficult decisions that I’ve ever had to make.

I came to NRRA 10 years ago after having not worked for over 7 years and lacked many of the skills employers were looking for in new employees. Mike Durfor and Paula Dow saw my potential, however, and thankfully, hired me on the spot (literally). I will be forever grateful to Mike and Paula for giving me a chance to prove that I was exactly what this organization needed, and it was exactly what I needed.

When Mike retired, I worried about a new Executive Director taking his place and what that would look like. I needn’t have worried at all. Reagan was the perfect person for the job. She has steered this organization in an incredibly successful and meaningful direction. She is a wonderful leader, mentor, coworker and friend. I’ve learned so much from her and I’m very grateful for all of the confidence she’s had in me over the years.

When Reagan first started at NRRA she told us all that her decision to leave her previous position at the Society for the Protection of NH Forests was difficult, but that she did so because she had gotten to a point in that job where she felt that she had done all that she could do and that her work there was, essentially, complete. This is very much how I feel about my job here at NRRA. Reagan has taught me many things but the hardest lesson for me to learn was delegation. Yet, eventually, I caved in, and I mastered it. In fact, I’m so good at it that I’ve delegated myself right out of a job. NRRA has excellent staff in place, and I have all the confidence in the world in the people in my department because they are all brilliant at what they do.

I’ll be taking my talents to the Disability Rights Center of NH (DRC). This is quite possibly the only job that could have lured me away from NRRA. Both of my children have special needs. I’ve spent their entire lives advocating on their behalf, it’s a full-time job in and of itself. It is because of this that the DRC job is so meaningful to me. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the planet and I will continue to recycle at home but this job, for the Disability Rights Center, is where I feel I belong at this point in my career. I hope to take all of the amazing skills that I’ve learned here at NRRA and apply them to a whole new non-profit organization, one that is very near and dear to my heart.

I will miss you all, NRRA Staff, Board, Members, and Vendors so very much. Thank you so much for 10 wonderful years.  It’s been an incredible journey.

All my Best,
Stacey Morrison