TCD Blog: Thank You Board Members!

TCD Blog: Thank You Board Members! Main Photo

7 Dec 2018

“Twin Cities Development’s economic development work would not happen without the partnerships of the City of Gering, Scotts Bluff County, Terrytown, Bayard, the 145 business members of the organization. Also we appreciate the efforts and opportunities to partner with all the Platte Valley communities and the entire Western Nebraska region. We especially thank the City of Gering and Scotts Bluff County for their continued major financial commitment to support the four core economic development principles of TCD.

TCD will continue to work in all areas of economic development including marketing for lead generation, workforce housing and workforce development, and entrepreneurship. Also, special emphasis will bemade in business retention, membership communications, and our priority is to fully engage our community in economic development.

Workforce development will continue to be a high priority focus for the organization with career fairs,, and developing relationships with our community colleges and universities in bringing graduates to our area.”

- Jim Kerr, President

Appreciation Awards

Jim Kerr (left), 2018-2019 President, presented Karen Palm (right) with a commemorative gift from the Board, staff, and members of TCD as a token of appreciation for her (2017-2018) term as president.

Economic development requires partnerships and coordination. TCD has partnered on site and building development, workforce housing, and development of our workforce. TCD has worked on updating our website, extending our social media presence, marketing the industrial park, and workforce housing.

Jim Kerr (right), 2018-2019 President, presented Vinc Aulick (left) anaward for completing a second three-year term on the Board

You always want your board members to be engaged in the work of the organization. Vinc came to the meeting prepared and always added great insight and questions to the business discussionof the meetings. Vinc’s leadership will definitely be missed on the Board.

Karen Palm has completed her term as TCD President. Jim Kerr is elected as the 2018-2019 President. The 2018 and 2019 officers include Dr. Kim Kuster Dale, Ph D as Secretary and Todd Lewis, Bytes Computer, as Treasurer. Kelly Strey, B & C Steel, joins the Board of Directors to replace Vinc Aulick as Vinc has decided to retire from the Board of Directors. The additional board members remain the same.