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New board members have been added and a new executive board has been elected.
"We have assembled a dynamic board of directors and a great team to lead Lee County EDG into the future. Both Dennis and Dana have been with our organization for six years and we've updated their titles to reflect their value and responsibilities they have within the organization" said Lee County EDG Chairman Jamie Baier.
Dennis Fraise has been named President and CEO and Dana Millard has been named Economic Development Project Director.
"I'm excited to be part of the team that will be leading economic development efforts in Lee County, stated Fraise. "Working together, we can accomplish great things and ensure a bright future for our young people and Lee County."
Lee County EDG will host an annual update on Thursday, August 22nd at Meyers Courtyard in Keokuk with Keynote speaker Governor Kim Reynolds.
Visit Lee County EDG’s website, www.LeeCountyEDG.com for additional information on Lee County EDG’s progress and results.... more»
Lee County, Iowa industries produce a variety of products that are used locally and throughout the world. Cryotech Deicing Technology is an example of one of these industries that recently produced new anti-icing fluid for aircraft, runway, and commercial deicing.... more»
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced at the Future Ready Iowa Conference in Des Moines the six schools selected to each receive $50,000 grants through the Computer Science is Elementary project, including Richardson Elementary in Fort Madison.
The school district stated, "FMCSD recognizes the importance of providing our students with STEM Education as it is becoming increasingly relevant to workplace readiness." Pictured is Rachella Dravis, Technology instructor, Kim Harmon Director of curriculum & student services, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Adrian McKay Richardson Elementary Principal. "We are excited to further our engagement in work-based learning and providing opportunities for students."... more»
Lee County schools had the opportunity to get new equipment to prepare their students for future careers thanks to Climax Molybdenum.
Central Lee Ag Instructor Tom Boeck stated, “We’re grateful that they thought of us and it will make a big impact on the students.” All three Lee County public schools were invited to look at the equipment Climax was hoping to donate and choose what would best fit their programs.
“We are pleased to support our local schools and provide equipment that helps prepare students for the 21st century workplace,” said Javier Guevara, General Manager-Fort Madison. Central Lee received the CAT Track loader and John Deere 970 tractor pictured above along with other smaller equipment while Keokuk Community Schools received a portable welder.... more»
Students from across the region attended the SE Iowa's Career Exploration Day. Lee County EDG partnered with the Greater Burlington Partnership and Southeastern Community College to have 1,032 fifth and eighth grade students, 160 of them from Lee County, explore 6 career paths.