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DTMB Cares: Team from OPM lends a helping hand at Potter Park Zoo

OPM EE Strategy Team Volunteers

OPM Volunteers left to right: Bethany Rigg, Roxanne Hoyland, Colin Murad, Trish McKenna-Ley and Jamie Hernandez

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget’s Office of Performance Management Employee Engagement Strategy team took some time away from the office Thursday, Sept. 29, to volunteer at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo. Team members Jamie Hernandez, Roxanne Hoyland, Trish McKenna-Ley, Colin Murad, and Bethany Rigg  worked with Potter Park Zoo's Kelly Gibson, membership & volunteer coordinator, to schedule volunteer activities for the afternoon. The team focused on grounds clean-up, including raking and bagging leaves in the zoo's student camp area.  As an added bonus, the team had the opportunity to walk through the zoo together and check out the animals and exhibits. 

Overall, the team said their volunteering effort was meaningful and rewarding, both to the zoo and for the team itself. Everyone said they gained a renewed appreciation for Potter Park Zoo and its mission of inspiring the conservation of animals and the natural world. The experience was so positive that the team hopes to participate in other volunteer efforts again in the future.

Potter Park Zoo welcomes corporate, student, and other community groups to volunteer and connect with their mission. To learn more, visit the Potter Park Zoo website.

About DTMB Cares

This article is part of the DTMB Cares series, which highlights DTMB staff engagement in a host of volunteer and charitable activities. These activities show how we're extending our dedication to helping, connecting, and solving beyond the scope of our day-to-day work and demonstrating how our staff is making a difference in the lives of our friends, families, coworkers, neighbors, and communities.


OPM Strategy Team Volunteer Colin Murad
OPM Volunteer Colin Murad

OPM Strategy Team Volunteer Jamie Hernandez

OPM Volunteer Jamie Hernandez