I didn’t get to hear/see all of the people elected to the Task Force at last night’s Heartland Visioning Community Meeting, but I definitely saw a trend – we were young, and we were professional!
Along with myself (jones huyett Parnters ) and my fellow Transform Topeka member Gwen Gigous (Schwerdt Design Group ), two other young professional women that I know were elected: Heather Clarke with Security Global Investors and Andrea Kohker with MB Piland . And there were several other young people that I didn’t know.
And that doesn’t include our peers that were already invited by the Steering Committee. I only know a handful of them: fellow Transform Topeka member Brandon Sheley (vBulletin forum owner), Carrie Jo Gros of WIBW-TV , and Andrea Austin of Sunflower Marketing . And I’m sure there are others.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I see this as a sign of progress in Topeka. I finally think some people are ready to listen to what young professionals have to say, and to realize our talents and what we have to contribute.