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McKenzie Receives Hollingsworth Award

Mary McKenzie of Altha was awarded the Hollingsworth Award as the Board Member of the Year by the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board. The presentation was made at the CRWDB’s Annual Celebration in Marianna August 13. McKenzie is a private sector member of the board representing Oglesby Plants International as well as representing the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida. McKenzie has been an active member of the board since 2004 serving on numerous committees and as one of those nominating her said, “She has been a great mentor to watch, observe and learn from.” McKenzie was also noted as someone that “epitomizes all the qualities of what an industry representative should be as a member of our board, involved, concerned while actively promoting economic development in our region.” McKenzie said she was pleased to have received the award which is chosen by her peers on the boards. “I am honored to receive this award,” McKenzie said. “It has been a great privilege to represent Calhoun County on the Chipola Workforce Board over the last five years. This board is the best in the state and it is a pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of individuals.” Previous honorees include Zenna Corbin of Chipley, Johnny Eubanks of Bristol and Bill Hopkins of Marianna. The Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board is a non-profit corporation providing job skill training and employment services in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties.

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