Library Hires Experts to Assist with Expansion Project
The Dansville Public Library has retained the services of John Adamski to act as project manager for the Library's planned expansion and Jean O'Connell, J. O'Connell and Associates Grants Consultants, to act as grant writer in securing funding for the project.
John Adamski has been hired to act as project manager. Adamski has over 35 years of experience designing and building homes, including some commercial and industrial projects. His background is in both architecture and construction. After owning his own firm, Adamski and Associates in Pittsford, New York for 25 years, he sold the firm and has acted as a consultant in construction management for the past ten years.
Adamski sees his role as project manager as two-fold. "Right now, the project is in its infancy," he says. "The architect is working on design and my initial role is to guide the design process so that the intent of the Board of Trustees is carried into the design, and into the budget." Part two will begin after the design process is complete. "I will then assist in awarding of bids and selection of contractors."
Jean O'Connell, owner of J. O'Connell and Associates Grants Consultants, has been hired to research and write grants. O'Connell has a background in education with a BS and MS in Education from Buffalo State College. She has been working in the area of grants development since 1986 and founded J. O'Connell & Associates in 1991. The firm researches and writes grants for municipalities, schools, and not-for-profit organizations.
"I am looking forward to helping the Dansville Public Library with their grants and consulting needs," says O'Connell. "The tremendous need for an improved facility and the enthusiasm of the Library Director, Terry Dearing, makes my work both important and enjoyable. I invite all those who are interested to give me their thoughts on how my company can best benefit this project."