In a tiny village of 70, with a tribal government operating all essential services, sometimes the most helpful citizen is one that shows up to work day in and day out, year after year, for nearly three decades. This year IVC decided to recognize, honor, and thank the longest standing IVC employee, our Chief Financial Director, Sandy Alvarez. For 27 years she helped to build this multi-million dollar empire of an organization with integrity, honor, and frugality. She has helped in every capacity possible: as head-start director before Igiugig had a preschool, as water operator, electric utility clerk, accountant for all IVC business, and secretary of all meetings. She is someone we can turn to for fresh ideas, a history lesson, budgeting advice, or greenhouse tips! On behalf of IVC, and all of our tribal members, thank you for your continual dedication and exemplary citizenship.