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Parks receives Leadership Award

The Pennsboro News of Harrisville, West Virginia

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Steve Parks, Executive Director of the Ritchie County Economic Development Authority and Project/Grant Coordinator for the Ritchie County Commission recent received the 2015 Champion Award at this year's Community Leadership Academy, host by West Virginia University Extension Service.

Lakeview Resort in Morgantown played host to the conference.

According to Kelly Nix, Leadership Specialist with the Extension Service, this is the second Champion award presented in the three years of the conference. Parks has attended all three years. The award honors an individual each year that is doing an exemplary job implementing knowledge and promoting the academy through their leadership, service and other activities, according to Nix.

Parks notes that the mix of EDA directors, county officials and educators gives the academy a unique feel. Several ideas learned at the academy have been brought back in hopes to adapt to the needs of Ritchie County.

Parks serves of the board of Directors of the Allohak Council-Boy Scouts of America, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, North Bend State Park Foundation, Ritchie County Fair & Exposition Harrisville Lions Club and the Workforce Investment Board of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

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Original Publication Date: October 21, 2015

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