Business People Fall 2018 - Page 31

BIZ BUZZ TENCO STAFF RECOGNIZED OTTUMWA — Cheryl Plank, executive director of Tenco, has been elected to a three-year at-large position to the board of directors and appointed secretary for the Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP) board, according to a press release from Tenco. IACP is a statewide trade association representing more than 140 community-based organizations and more than 30,000 employees. These organizations support more than 140,000 Iowans in need of mental health and disability ser- vices. Other Tenco staff members have received recognition as well, the press release said. Chief Financial Officer Marc Roe was chosen as president of Ottumwa Rotary Club; his term began in July. Chief Operations Officer Codie Amason was instrumental in organizing Divas with Dollars of Wapello County. She was also elected advisory chair for South Central Behavior- al health Region and joined the Arc of Iowa board. Tenco’s Marketing and Development Director Mendy McAdams was selected to participate in the Ottumwa Leadership Academy and was appointed to the editorial board for the Iowa Lions’s magazine and public relations chairperson for the 9SE district. Ottumwa Noon Lions named McAdams third vice president on its board, and she was given the Melvin Jones Award at the Lions’s most recent awards banquet. Amana Ebelheiser, direct support professional (DSP), was named DSP of the Year by IACP, one of only five honored in the state. DSP Mohamed Ahmed became a United States citizen and graduated from Indian Hills Community College’s Aviation Mechanics program. JARVIS HONORED WITH GENE SCHULTZ AWARD OTTUMWA — If you ever wanted to be considered for the Gene Schultz Community Service Award, you need to be like Gene: loyal, energetic, bettering your com- munity as a hard worker in volunteer efforts, not just an organizer. Larry Jarvis exemplifies those and the other qualities sought for the winner of Ottumwa's high- est community service award. "Thank you, Larry, for enriching our lives with your many years of dedicated com- munity service," Presenter Andrew Wood- ard said at the Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress annual banquet. Larry Jarvis Jarvis spent more than 20 years in the Ottumwa Municipal Band, served as volunteer coordinator for Ottumwa Habitat for Humanity, president of Kiwanis, served on the board of the Ottumwa Community Players and is the former president of the Ottumwa High School Music Boosters. "He now spends his retirement days tirelessly working for the greater good of our community and being actively involved," said Woodard. That includes serving on the city of Ottumwa Planning and Zoning Board, the city of Ottumwa Civil Service Commission, chair of the regional Red Cross — and still being part of com- munity service organizations. But those contributions to the community are a responsibility all of us have, he said. In fact, Jarvis put out a challenge to anyone who would listen: Whether they are retired – or still of working age – he said he wants residents to understand that service organizations are of great value to their communities. "You may say, 'But I'm so busy with my job, so busy with my kids, so busy with these other things.' Well guess what? So were we. Find a service organization and join; do something in our community to make a difference," he said. American Home Finding Association presents 107 E. SECOND STREET, OTTUMWA Public Transportation One Way Cost $ 2 00 City Limits • $ 4 00 in County COUNTIES OF SERVICE: APPANOOSE, DAVIS, JEFFERSON, KEOKUK, LUCAS, MAHASKA, MONROE, VAN BUREN, WAPELLO, WAYNE. RELAY IOWA 711 Local: 641-683-2024 • Toll Free: 800-227-6390 Join Us for a Festive Evening at Friday 7 r Decembe 4 pm to 9 pm KIDS CRAFTS PICTURES WITH SANTA FINISH YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND VISIT OUR VENDORS