Business People Fall 2018 - Page 28

BIZ BUZZ COMMUNITY 1ST NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS STROH GROWS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SKILLS OTTUMWA — Community 1st Credit Union announced the election of three members to its board of directors. The vote took place at the annual meeting in Ottumwa. John Mayberry, Bloomfield; Courtney Jones, Ottumwa; and Bianca Myers, Ottumwa, were chosen. Mayberry was re-elected to the board and will serve as board chairman. He is retired from John Deere Ottumwa Works and currently employed at Mid States Manufacturing in Milton. Jones and Myers are newly elected board members. Jones is manager of donor services at Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Myers is director of marketing and community relations at Indian Hills Community College. Other board members include Tim Elliott of Washington, vice chairman; D. David Boyer of Ottumwa, chief financial officer; and Dwain Russell of Pella, secretary; Edith Cabrera-Tello (Fairfield), Rex Stewart (Drakesville) and Anne Leathers (Ollie). OTTUMWA — The director of the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation has been named to a state task force designed to help rural Iowa. Sharon Stroh is one of 22 members of the Growing Rural Iowa Task Force, one of three groups created by the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. She’s not the only representative from the broader area; Jenae Stokesbary of Pella was named to the same task force. In addition, Stroh was one of the winners of a Bob Ady Scholarship chosen by the Mid-America Economic Development Council Sharon Stroh board of directors. According to a release from the Mid-America EDC, appli- cants were evaluated on interest in economic development as well as the organization. “Each Bob Ady Scholarship award winner brings new thinking and a fresh perspective to the field of economic development. These are exactly the qualities that keep the field relevant and pertinent even in times of sweeping eco- nomic, political, technical and social change,” said Janet Ady, Bob’s daughter and president and CEO of Ady Advan- tage. She said the job of the officials like Stroh is to bring what they learn “back to their home states and communities to help advance economic development across the country.” Stroh will head to Chicago in December to learn and to meet potential investors MILANI APPOINTED AS NEW JUDGE DES MOINES — Gregory Milani is the newest judge on the bench for District 8A. Milani was appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds and previously served as a part-time magistrate in Appanoose County. Milani, of Moravia, received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Drake University and is a partner at the Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell, Goedken, Larson & Cox law firm. The district includes much of southeast Iowa. Milani will fill the position left vacant by the retirement of Judge Randy DeGeest, who retired in May. He was one of six candidates to apply for the opening. Locally owned and operated since 2000 Free In-Home Consultation NON-MEDICAL IN HOME HEALTH CARE 407 Church Street Ottumwa, IA 52501 641-684-8608 Celebrating the Performing Arts in Southeast Iowa! Join us again in June 2019 Office located at 226 E. 2nd Street, Ottumwa Mailing address PO Box 789, Ottumwa website: • phone: 641-777-9636 Facebook: American Gothic Performing Arts Festival (AGPAF)