SARANAC - Cindy Alexander is the new face of the outreach center in Saranac operated by the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties.
Alexander replaced her predecessor, Cindy Waldron, Oct. 26 when Waldron was promoted to a position in the JCEO office in Plattsburgh.
"I learned they were looking for someone to fill Cindy's position and it was close to home so I jumped on it," said Alexander, who left her position as a special education job coach and teacher's aide with BOCES for the JCEO job.
In her new role, Alexander assists people with receiving assistance from the JCEO food pantry, the Home Energy Assistance Program, and the JCEO home weatherization program.
"We do a little bit of everything," said Alexander. "We basically help however we can."
Alexander said it's important for her to be in a position to help the community after the community showed overwhelming support for her following the recent passing of her daughter, Courtney. Alexander's daughter succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident March 31.
"Everybody went above and beyond for me and my family and I just want to be able to give back," she said. "It just feels nice to help people."
The JCEO outreach center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office may be reached by calling Alexander at 293-6661.