Holt County Economic Development will be hosting their annual dinner and HomeTown Leadership Institute graduation on Friday, November 20th at the Atkinson Community Center. The event will start with a social hour at 5:30, dinner at 6 and the program to begin around 6:45.
Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley will be the keynote speaker. University of Nebraska students Kate Likens and Brianna Meyer will also give remarks on their experiences this summer as they worked in Holt County through a grant funded by the Rural Futures Institute. Quana Kelly, nominated by fellow classmates, will give the class remarks for year’s HomeTown Leadership Institute. Holt County Economic Development will also be celebrating the new residents and families that have moved to Holt County in the last year.
The HomeTown Leadership Institute is an eight month program where participants meet one full day a month to help educate participants on different areas in Holt County and further develop personal leadership skills and talent. Graduates in this year’s Institute program are Maxine Fonseca and Matt McGrew, Atkinson; Holly Cole, Page; Abby Barta, Stuart; Kathy Benson, Nikki Cook, Kris Harvey, Robert Jensen, Quana Kelly, Michelle Liewer, Stephanie Prouty, Mike Walker, Susie Walters, and Jon Wolf, all of O’Neill.
Tickets to the dinner are $25 and includes your dinner catered by Cast Iron Grille. Tickets can be purchased at the Holt County Economic Development Office located at 330 East Hancock Street in O’Neill or by calling 402.336.1504.