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BMAC Hires New Service Coordinator For Columbia and Garfield Counties


August 3, 2023

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Michelle McCleary

Walla Walla, WA – Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) is pleased to announce the hire of Michelle McCleary as BMAC Services Coordinator for Columbia and Garfield Counties. McCleary will serve the region out of BMAC's office in Dayton, primarily providing housing support and connecting Columbia and Garfield County residents to other BMAC services.

"We are delighted to have Michelle joining our Dayton office so we can improve our outreach and services in Columbia and Garfield Counties. With her knowledge of the region and BMAC, we look forward to being a great community partner and helping even more neighbors in need," said BMAC CEO Danielle Garbe Reser.

McCleary had previously worked in BMAC's Walla Walla Office, providing emergency rental and utility assistance. She served as the Interim Services Coordinator in Dayton since May 18, following the departure of Karen Gleason. McCleary brings years of knowledge and experience to this position as a long-time Columbia County resident.

"I'm excited to have this opportunity to help my community, and I encourage people who might need assistance to contact me," said McCleary.

BMAC is a private non-profit and community action agency providing food, housing, jobs, and other assistance programs to Walla Walla, Columbia, and Garfield Counties residents. Their mission is to collaborate with partners to equitably deliver services and support to our neighbors experiencing poverty.

BMAC's Dayton office is at 115 South 2nd Street. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:30-5:00 p.m .; appointments may be scheduleded on Wednesdays and Fridays by calling (509) 382-7690.

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