Since childhood, Myra dreamed of being successful in comfortable shoes. “My dad bugged me to dress like a grown-up and I told him I would be so good at what I did that I could wear tennis shoes and nobody would say a word.” She’s living the dream at Grand Park….
A Westfield resident since 1999, Myra resides with her husband and 2 adopted children, Sami (20) and Mikey (16). Myra’s family is very active in the Lacrosse scene, where her husband referees and Mikey plays for a local team. Myra and Sami tag along to take advantage of traveling and shopping together on their family sports trips.
When Myra isn’t involved with the many activities of her family, she enjoys writing novels about misbehaving suburban housewives, painting, and volunteering her time to the Westfield community. That’s how Myra got involved with the Westfield Welcome program.
Myra was participating in “Bingo Brunch” when she heard about the Westfield Welcome initiative. What intrigued her most was being able to drive a golf cart at Grand Park assisting folks to get around the complex. Soon thereafter, she was on her way to volunteering many weekends and making an impact for the Westfield Welcome program. Myra’s quick wit, willingness to help wherever needed, and unwavering support was what led to her eventually landing the position as Assistant Volunteer Coordinator for the city of Westfield.
The addition of this new position has brought a sense of excitement and new connections to Myra’s life, which is nothing short of impressive. The satisfaction she gets from going out of her way for people and getting involved in the many facets of Grand Park is the reason she loves her job with the city. Let us not forget, that she’s able to do all of this in her mighty tennis shoes.
A huge thanks to Myra and the enjoyment she’s brought to the Westfield Welcome program!
Written by: Erin Shockley