The United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties celebrated CEO Jessica Davis reaching the 100-Day milestone in her position Thursday (July 27).

Jessica shared a message with the community about her beginning at the organization, and what she envisions for the future of UWLS.
The following is a transcript of her statement:
“Today, I am celebrating my first 100 days as President & CEO of United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties. I would like to show how these first 100 days will shape our organization as we advance our mission and unite in purpose. I began my first 100 days focused on these 3 guiding values: INSPIRATION, INTENT and IMPACT. I have been inspired during these days by listening and learning from so many amazing team members, incredible partner agencies, generous board members and donors, volunteers, elected officials, beneficiaries, United Way leaders across the state, and many others to gain important input and gather insights to enhance United Way’s role as a CONVENER in Lake and Sumter Counties. The feedback has been insightful and invaluable, and I am so appreciative to all who took the time to share stories, expertise and passions. I have been very intentional about developing strategies that will chart our next course in delivering community solutions. In the next 30 days, I will be staring our roadmap with all of our staff, board members, stakeholders, and YOU! Our desired impact is to work alongside local neighborhood leaders, identify community priorities, create a resident-driven neighborhood strategy, and stabilize our community to improve the quality of life for all of our neighbors. Our job is to help people activate the part of themselves that wants to leave the world a better place, and I thank you for choosing to make a difference through the collective power of United Way. Thank you for your continual support as we work together to ensure that everyone everywhere has the opportunity to thrive.”