Regional Leaders and Foundation merge

The Southwestern Illinois Regional Leadership and Development Committee (Regional Leaders) and the Community Foundation of Randolph County (Foundation) have voted to align their organizations effective immediately.

The move was the next logical step in the evolution of both groups,” said Melanie Johnson, who serves as coordinator of the Regional Leaders and as Foundation secretary. “The Leaders are now a standing autonomous committee of the Foundation and we will continue to sponsor and conduct our twice-yearly breakfasts.”

The Leaders have forgone an autumn 2017 breakfast as procedural matters limited that possibility. “We ran out of time,” added Johnson. “But we are planning our spring breakfast right now.”

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