Jim Lenz's guest is Amy Graham, Carthage's new community development director. They talk about her 30 years experience as an educator and prinipal and how she can draw upon it in her new position.
Graham caller herself a "people person." She says those skills learned in dealing with students and parents will serve her well in her new position. She says her role is as a facilitator to bring people together and to help them make connections whether to expand a business or for community betterment.
Carthage's new Community Development Director brings a lifetime of experience to the job.
Bob Livingston spent over five decades in the plumbing business in his home state of Pennsylvania. Since moving to Illinois, the 91 year-old has helped bring rural water service to Henderson County. He was a VISTA volunteer with that county's Economic Development Corporation for three years.
He said between his business experience and his work on the water district, he feels well-prepared for the new job.