This is a bittersweet moment, as we announce Don Barnes’s retirement after over twelve years at the CIL! Although we are sad to see Don leave us, we are so happy for him and looking back at his time here with a smile. Don has always been the sunshine on a cloudy day for the CIL staff and we all feel so lucky to have shared some time with him, whether it’s been years or just a few months.
Don’s hard work and dedication at the CIL has inspired all of us and his constant positive energy lights up the room. He puts his heart into everything he does, and we will miss him dearly.
Don said of his time here that the CIL is “an easy place to work and a hard place to leave”. He has found ease in helping people over the past twelve years and is sad to be leaving the CIL consumers and his fellow CIL staff, whom he now considers his family, but is excited to start this new chapter of his life.
His accomplishments at the CIL will not be easily forgotten and our staff and consumers will always be grateful for everything he has done.
Enjoy your retirement Don and know that we will all miss you!