ReUse Works, a nonprofit that promotes worker training and job creation through creative uses of waste and recycled materials, announced in a press release that Dallas Betz has joined the organization as media specialist. In his new role, Betz hopes to increase the reach of the organization and its job-training businesses — Appliance Depot and Ragfinery.
“These organizations are easy for me to get behind.” Betz said in the release, “They pretty elegantly combine environmental and social causes, along with community involvement and the arts, all of which I really care about. Duane [Jager, ReUse Works executive director] has kind of perfected the effective nonprofit.”
Most recently, Betz was director of communications at an environmental education and music nonprofit called The Ashokan Center, in Olivebridge, New York.
Betz is excited to be back in Bellingham and at ReUse Works, where his work in the nonprofit field began as an Americorps VISTA in 2008 and continued on as a board member until his departure to New York in 2012, the press release stated. In 2011 and 2012, Betz was the education coordinator at the Community Boating Center, where he developed and marketed small boat classes and camps.