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Big Creek People in Action Wins Innovator Award

Publication: KLCC Bridge
Published: 1/24/08

Big Creek People in Action, a program site in KLCC Session Two, has been selected as a recipient of the 2008 Innovator Award by the Southern Growth Policies Board. Big Creek was selected from a pool of more than 100 nominees from the Southern region nominated in the youth development and/or engagement category. Big Creek will be honored along with 13 other organizations at a public ceremony on Sunday, June 1, 2008, at the Peabody Little Rock Hotel, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The ceremony will be followed by a reception hosted by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe at the Clinton Presidential Center.

“We are PROUD!” wrote Marsha Timpson, in an email spreading the news. Timpson is the KLCC project director and the Big Creek administrator who nominated the organization for the award. Big Creek will represent West Virginia at the Youth: the REAL Future of the South conference on June 1-3, 2008 in Little Rock.

Southern Growth Policies Board is a non-partisan public policy think tank based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Formed by the region’s governors in 1971, Southern Growth Policies Board develops and advances visionary economic development policies by providing a forum for partnership and dialogue among a diverse cross-section of the region’s governors, legislators, business and academic leaders and the economic- and community-development sectors. This unique public-private partnership is devoted to strengthening the South’s economy and creating the highest possible quality of life.

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