Four community organizations announce collaborative effort to better
serve Lincoln and Logan County
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[December 18, 2013]
On Tuesday, the Lincoln/Logan
County Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln & Logan Development
Partnership, Main Street Lincoln, and the Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County announced a first-ever collaborative effort
between all four organizations. The effort, to take place over 90
days after the first of the year, will strategically examine each
organization's mission, governance, functions and responsibilities,
and will explore the best organizational structures to provide the
most efficient and effective services to advance Lincoln and Logan
The effort comes at a vital time for the community. Resources are
limited in every sector, and two of the organizations, the
development partnership and the tourism bureau, are searching for
new executive directors. As Lincoln and Logan County continue to
work to grow our communities and enhance the quality of life, the
four community organizations driving that growth need to be
coordinated; they need to eliminate unnecessary overlaps and
duplications; and they need to be sharply focused on functions that
support and enhance that growth.
Vic Martinek, president of the development partnership, said: "We
are happy to be a part of this process and look forward to working
with the other three organizations."
Andi Hake, executive director of the chamber of commerce, added:
"I think it's an historic moment for these four organizations to
come together with this focus to improve Lincoln and Logan County.
There's no hidden agenda or secret plan at work. We all simply want
to do our jobs better and more effectively for all of Logan County."
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William Hoagland, executive director of Main Street Lincoln,
stated: "This is the right time for all of us to come together
as partners to build a long-term, flexible and organic approach.
We all need to continue to grow together so we can gain common
understanding, learn more from each other about effective
management and communication, build organizational capacity, and
foster leadership and improved performance for our communities."
Andy Anderson, president of the tourism bureau, commented: "This
is a positive step we are all taking. We're going to look at all our
available options and go forward from there, together."
The city of Lincoln and the Logan County Board both strongly
support this effort and will provide representatives to be a part of
[Text from news release on behalf of
Lincoln & Logan County
Chamber of Commerce,
Main Street Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of