July Volunteer of the Month - Kristen Lary
This month's Volunteer of the Month is Kristen Lary! Kristen is a Friend of the Plaza, Chair of the LIVE! on the Plaza committee and also serves on the 2016 Plaza District Festival committee. When she's not volunteering in the Plaza District, she serves as the Director of Marketing & Compliance for a local general contractor, Waldrop Construction, Inc.
Kristen says she volunteers for the Plaza District because, "The Plaza District has some of the best people. People who are so different yet come together to make one of the most accepting districts in Oklahoma City. Everyone has something to contribute, but what makes the district stand out to me, is that they have the opportunity to contribute what they have. Everyone can find something to be a part of in the Plaza." Kristen also volunteers for the Oklahoma City Arts Council, serving as Co-Chair of their young professionals group, the Artisans, and recently graduated from Leadership OKC's LOYAL Class XI.
Besides the Cafe Ole at District House, her favorite part of the Plaza District is the experience. "There are so many different types of people and things those people are doing that you can't help but be a part of something cool and unique."