When you’re new to a sector and trying to find your way, it is people like Pam McConnell who truly turn shaky stepping-stones into solid rocks of encouragement. Whether it was her supportive words from one former CHFT president to another in order to help me get over backstage nervousness during the annual CHFT Diversity Scholarship Awards or her passionate discussions about youth, housing and poverty reduction, or her warm conversations about her beautiful grandchildren, Pam was a gem to this city and to the hearts of so many. Her presence and leadership will be missed. Above all else, her passion, warm heart and commitment to building the communities that we call home will be remembered.
July 20, 2017