HCHRA Appreciates Its Employees for 40 Years of Continuous Service

To kick off its celebration of 40 years of operations, Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) held a company-wide Employee Fun Field Day on March 13, 2017, at the Jamie Fowler Boyll Park in Jackson, Mississippi.

HCHRA planned the event for its nearly 400 employees as a way to say thank you for contributing to the agency’s successful operation and impact to the community over the last 40 years.  HCHRA President and CEO Kenn Cockrell explained that the agency operates federally funded programs such as Head Start and Community Services Block Grant, which are highly regulated and held to strict standards of performance.  “There is no way we could have made it to our fortieth year of operation without employees who work daily in a spirit of excellence,” said Cockrell.  “Saying thank you in a meaningful way shows our employees that we truly value their contributions.”

“This is a great place to work,’’ said Roger Lutrell, vice president for planning and development.  “I have only been with this agency for three months now, and already, they have surpassed my expectations.  I work directly in administration and I see firsthand the love and care that’s put into employees.’’

In spite of chilly temperatures, employees had a great time at the HCHRA Employee Fun Field Day.  They played games such a bingo, Uno, and musical chairs, and enjoyed burgers, hot dogs and chicken fresh from the grill, prepared by HCHRA executives with the assistance of Central Office staff.

The Employee Fun Field Day was the first of several events to be held to commemorate HCHRA’s 40 years of service to the community.  Details about upcoming events will be provided each month on the agency’s website.

VP for Planning and Development Roger Lutrell and EVP/COO David Knight prepared grilled hot dogs, burgers and chicken for almost 400 employees.

HCHRA staff enjoyed the day out…

There was dancing…

Good food…

Games…

Prizes…

Musical chairs…

And laughter…

About HCHRA

HCHRA is a public non-profit community action agency dedicated to helping families and strengthening communities.  For 40 years, HCHRA has built its solid reputation in eradicating poverty by empowering disadvantaged Hinds County citizens to become self-reliant and realize their full potential.  Through Head Start, Early Head Start, congregate and home-delivered meals, home energy assistance, rural transportation, case management, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Earned Income Tax Credit Programs, HCHRA continues to improve the conditions of children, families, single adults, the elderly and citizens with disabilities throughout Hinds County.  More detailed information on HCHRA programs and services is available here on our website.