Glick Employee Spotlight: Misty Fisher
Misty Fisher, Service Coordinator at Jamestown Square Washington
“The days you leave know you made a difference in someone’s life; that’s what makes this the best job ever and keeps me motivated.” As a Service Coordinator, Misty Fisher works with residents at Jamestown Square Washington, connecting them to the supportive services and community resources they need to thrive.
One of Misty’s most prominent projects at Jamestown Square Washington has been building the community’s “bike library.” It all started when her community received a grant from Glick Philanthropies focused on transportation within the community. Misty worked closely with the local Purdue Extension office on ways to improve transportation options for the residents of Jamestown Square Washington, and that’s when they started the bike library. Using the grant, the team purchased four adult bikes, four children’s bikes, accessories such as horns and locks, and a storage building to house the bikes.
While this was a fantastic start to the bike library, Misty realized that these bikes only served part of her community. Elderly residents and disabled residents felt unsure about the bike, expressing worries about falling and having trouble getting their groceries home. So this year, Misty partnered with Purdue Extension and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County to tackle the issue. With the help of their community partners, Jamestown Square Washington was awarded the 2023 AARP Community Challenge Grant, allowing them to purchase six adult tricycles with all the extras, including locks, flags, horns, baskets and lights.
For Misty, the resident events her team puts on at Jamestown Square Washington are some of her favorite memories. “I am fortunate to work with great people, including our team and our community partners. We've been able to pull off some great resident events.” The team has pulled off some fantastic events, including annual Valentine’s luncheons, sock hops and even a wine tasting. But to top things off, the Jamestown team loves to get into character. They once decorated their entire office building and held a walk-through of The Wizard of Oz, where the team members dressed up as characters. “We have fun together, which helps build a great team.”
When Misty isn’t at Jamestown Square Washington, she can be found volunteering somewhere in the community. She volunteers two evenings a week with a youth group at the Vincennes First Church of God and spends a lot of time with the Pride of the Green and Vincennes Indoor Percussion. She and her husband help organize the snack wagon and run props for her son’s high school marching band and drumline. Misty also became a certified Grief Educator during the pandemic, helping walk parents and families through their loss journey.
Thank you Misty, for all the amazing work you do at Jamestown Square, Washington and throughout the community!