Connie Plagge of Clear Lake joined the Central Gardens Board of Directors in 2013, and became board vice-president in 2016. She began volunteering at the Gardens shortly after retiring from her nursing career, and moving to Clear Lake from the family farm north of Latimer. It was an opportunity for her and her husband, Jody, to meet people, and to work outdoors which they both really enjoy doing. It takes may different skill sets, talents, and volunteer hours to successfully run the Gardens. Connie appreciates that she serves on a board that is dedicated to providing these services, so that the many people who pass through the gates of the Gardens have a wonderful experience there.