Program honors people who are helping FD thrive

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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TERRENCE DWYER

People of all ages help a community thrive. A community’s long-term success, however, requires that there be an ample supply of young leaders moving into key leadership positions.

With that in mind, the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, the Fort Dodge Young Professionals and The Messenger partnered in 2016 to create an awards program to honor the top 10 community achievers each year who were under the age of 40. The project is called Fort Dodge Region Top 10 Under 40.

“We have a lot of great young professionals in the Fort Dodge area that are just doing a lot of really great things in the community and professionally,” said Jill Nelson, who is community development director at the Growth Alliance and secretary of the Fort Dodge Young Professionals board of directors.

She said this is a way to honor their contributions to the region they call home.

That point was seconded strongly by Regina Suhrbier, multimedia sales manager at The Messenger.

“We, at The Messenger, are happy to partner with such great local groups to recognize a new generation of individuals who stand out in their profession and in our community,” she said.

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