Yesterday, the OGC-DEC held an outstanding Holiday Virtual Team Building Event. There was a main Live Event, celebrating OGC and its employees. The event was festive and interactive and hosted by HUD OGC staff. Hundreds of employees participated virtually to celebrate their own offices’ accomplishments, share in holiday spirit, and compete for trivia bragging rights glory.
Following the main event there were various game rooms and activities for smaller group dynamics with lots of exciting prizes and engagement opportunities. The games and activities included Taboo, Trivia, Bingo, 3 Truths and a Lie, and Karaoke. The staff had a wonderful time.
Krissy Bodnar, Legal Honors class of 2019-2020 and current Attorney-Advisor from the Cleveland Field Office, was one of the winners of the Karaoke contest. She was thrilled to be a part of it: “I attended the Karaoke small merriment gathering following the OGC-DEC Virtual Team Building Event hosted by OGC managers. Many of my colleagues participated in the fun, including employees singing “I See Bones” by Allan Sherman and “Ben” by Michael Jackson. Coming prepared with my ukulele, I sang “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver. There were even a few group sing-alongs, including “Jingle Bells” and the Temptations version of “Silent Night.” There were lots of laughs and many outstanding performances!
Nicole Mendez, also part of the Legal Honors class of 2019-2020, and Attorney-Advisor in the New Orleans field office, noted that she loved the holiday team building event: “It was a good way to bring people together, to connect with co-workers across regions that what we don’t typically work with. All the hosts did a wonderful job of keeping us entertained, we laughed so much!”
After the main festivities, the 2020 #hudlegalhonors class hosted a virtual Holiday party for the current class. The Legal Honors attorneys reflected on their time in the program and shared what they were most grateful for and their New Year’s Resolutions. Ariel Chang, 2020 Legal Honors Class, Attorney-Advisor in the Boston regional office, and hostess extraordinaire, shared that she was especially grateful “to have a fulfilling, stable job, and to be with her loved ones in health.” The Legal Honors attorneys then played a competitive game of legal trivia, where Kate Upton, current class of #hudlegalhonors came out victorious and impressed everyone with her skills!