March 29, 2018
Seneca Park Zoo Society has received an extraordinary accolade: we were named one of the best places to work in our region. The designation is based on the results of an anonymous survey taken by the full-time and year-round part-time staff of the Zoo Society. [Full disclosure: I never saw the survey, and I wasn’t even given an opportunity to complete one.]
I believe Zoo Society staff reported high levels of workplace satisfaction for one primary reason: we share common values, working toward a mission we all believe in. When you come to work every day knowing that the people around you share your values, and want to do everything possible to connect our community with wildlife so they are moved to conserve it, it matters. We do meaningful work here. We are doing our part to leave the world a better place. THAT is motivating. I could not be more proud of the team we have assembled to carry out the Zoo’s mission.
Why write a post with what might seem like self-serving information? Because YOU are part of the reason we have received this award. Our guests, members, volunteers, and supporters:
- Share our mission and believe in the role zoos play in saving animals from extinction
- Inspire us to provide best-in-class experiences with the Zoo, while you are here on site, and through outreach programs
- Support the Zoo in numerous ways, from telling friends and family about what’s happening here, to contributing to conservation causes, to enrolling your children or grandchildren in camps and classes, and so much more.
You are both a cheering section, and an echo chamber, championing the Zoo’s efforts and reinforcing the importance of our work.
In addition to the support of the Zoo community, the Zoo Society is proud to work in partnership with Monroe County to fulfill the Zoo’s mission of inspiring our community to connect with, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places.
There is no better time to come enjoy the Zoo and bring friends and family as the Zoo begins its phenomenal transformation. Thank you for your support, your encouragement, and your enjoyment of all that is Seneca Park Zoo.
– Pamela Reed Sanchez, President and CEO