CIEDC annual meeting and dinner
announces new board officers and recognizes retiring members Jim
Griffin and Paul Gleason
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[March 31, 2007]
The corporate board of the Central Illinois
Economic Development Corp., a Community Action agency, had its
annual meeting and dinner on Thursday at the Maple Club in Lincoln.
CIEDC is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is "to
work towards the reduction and eventual elimination of the causes
and effects of poverty." CIEDC was established in 1966 and provides
a variety of programs to the low-income and elderly of its service
area, including Logan, Mason, Piatt, DeWitt, Menard and Fulton
2007 corporate board officers were announced at the
meeting prior to the annual dinner. Steve Lobb of DeWitt County will
continue to serve at board president. Phib Bell-Hedden of Mason
County will continue to serve as vice president. Mike Booher of
Logan County will be the treasurer, and Gloria Luster of Logan
County will be the board secretary.
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Two board members serving more than 20 years resigned in 2006.
Jim Griffin of Mason County was presented with a plaque
commemorating his longtime commitment to the agency. Paul Gleason of
Logan County also resigned from the board in 2006 but was unable to
attend the event. Both Griffin and Gleason served as board president
during their tenure.
Donors were recognized at the dinner, and supporters watched a
performance by the Lincoln Community High School speech team.
The CIEDC corporate board is a tripartite board of 18-21 members
drawn from its service area. Membership on the board is evenly
divided between three areas of representation: public, client and
[Text from file received from Central Illinois Economic Development