Washington Evening Journal
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MOUNT PLEASANT – Today, we are pleased to announce the participants of the 2022-2023 Henry County Leadership Class. Henry County Leadership is designed to provide our community with an enduring source of diverse leaders who are prepared and committed to serving this region.
As a skills-building program, Henry County Leadership aims to identify and motivate emerging community leaders; provide an educational experience with a strong emphasis on both leadership skills and community awareness; and challenge participants to apply their talents within their community while providing an opportunity to become involved. Congratulations to the following members.
Mark Adams, Middle School Principal - Mount Pleasant Community Schools
Ashley Aplara, Branch Manager & Loan Officer - Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Morgan Barton, Director of Operations - Triple Seven Trucking, LLC
Jaci Beaird, Outreach Coordinator - Henry County Farm Bureau
Kassie Bulen, Electrical Engineer - Access Energy Cooperative
Samantha Johnson, Realtor/Office Manager - Southeast Iowa Realty
Amy McLaughlin, Family Support Supervisor - Henry County Extension
Lori Meskimen, Human Resources Office Manager - Walmart Distribution Center
Ashley Peiffer, Systems Manager - Walmart Distribution Center
Devin Rings, Director of Graduate and Professional Studies - Iowa Wesleyan University
Amber Robertson, Retail Manager - First Interstate Bank
Rene’ Alejandro Sanchez, Production Supervisor - West Liberty Foods
Becca Wolfe, HR Generalist - Innovairre
Thanks to a wonderful partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Henry County, class members will experience three-hours of intense leadership training during each session. Following the leadership training, they will travel around the county to learn more about our community challenges and opportunities in Henry County. The nine sessions will include specific topics such as Education; Health Care & Social Services; Economic Development; Local Government, Crime and Safety; State Government; Arts, Culture & Tourism; and Agriculture.
Classes will begin in October and conclude in May of 2023. Including this class, we now have 79 people that have completed this important training.
The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance exists to improve the quality of life for Henry County residents through economic growth. The Chamber consists of 345 businesses, organizations, and individual members. The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance encompasses the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce, Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission, and Henry County Tourism.