We have worked with Donna Ann Harris on several projects over the past few years and recently engaged her services to help us recruit a new Executive Director. She worked with us to identify our needs and write a job description that resulted in finding several qualified candidates. She walked us through an extensive interview process and developed questions and topic discussions that focused on our needs. Donna's guidance and advice were crucial to selecting and hiring the right person. And we did so one month sooner than expected!
The Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission has been fortunate to work with Donna Ann Harris this past year to develop a plan to improve heritage tourism at our site, The Olde Stone House Village. Ms. Harris provided a thorough and insightful product that provides us with just what we needed. She consulted with us at every turn and made adjustments and suggestions until we had a plan we felt we could use,and that the New Jersey Historic Trust felt would be "highly useful" in helping us interpret our site to the public. Enjoyed working with you, Donna!
"Donna is a tenacious advocate for downtowns across the country. Thanks to her consultation services, we now have a 5-year plan that will help keep our organization accountable and focused on intentional strategic growth. Her experience in the Main Street network and years of interfacing with multiple communities at different stages of growth provided invaluable wisdom and confidence to guide our Main Street program forward. The thing I appreciated most about her consultation style was how she worked alongside us and guided us through the process; she allowed us the freedom to make final decisions and take ownership of the purpose and content of our strategic plan. The strategic plan was not a cookie-cutter document, but something organic that we built together that will give us an anchor as we evolve the next several years."