Elbert receives Jeffrey A. Finkle award

Maureen Elbert, executive director of Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation received the 2019 Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award on Oct. 14 at the International Economic Development Council in Indianapolis.

This award recognizes an individual who has continuously lead the same public or non-profit organization with integrity, tenacity, and philanthropic spirit for at least 15 years. Maureen was recognized for her exemplary leadership and her desire to develop the leaders around her along with being an active participant with IEDC.

Elbert’s ambition for business retention and expansion in Kossuth and Palo Alto Counties has proved invaluable for economic development in the area. Under her leadership, more opportunities for residents, students and families have opened and helped improved the quality of life in both counties. Elbert has been the executive director for 22 years.


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