The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Local Ford Leadership alums produce plan for rural economic development


August 16, 2016

A group of local community leaders is proposing the creation of an organization focused on promoting and supporting economic development in rural Linn County.

Jo Ann McQueary of Sweet Home, a longtime participant in local efforts to build tourism and other economic development in the county, presented the proposal Tuesday, Aug. 9, to the Sweet Home City Council.

The 24-page document was prepared by graduates of the Ford Institute Leadership Program, which trains local residents for leadership roles in the community: Sheryl Casteen of Lebanon, Sharon Kanareff of Sweet Home, Craig Martin o...

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