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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 1, 2014

Riverboat Foundation selects members

By Xiomara Levsen | May 16, 2013

At Wednesday night’s Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) meeting two new board members were selected.
According to a press release, the two selected are Brenda Herington and Stephanie Schlabaugh. Both are from Kalona.
WCRF president Patricia Koller said three candidates were interviewed last night.
“All three candidates gave excellent interviews and each one of them would have been a great board member,” she said. “However, we had to select only two.”
WCRF board member Tracy Ousey was the chair of the nomination committee.
Ousey said the interview process began a week ago. The committee interviewed six candidates. Then it was narrowed down to three to appear before the board.
“The interviews we did were 20 minutes long,” Ousey said. “They were all done separately and there was five minutes in between each interview. We staged it so we didn’t have a lot of overlapping.”
Ousey thinks they’ll make good additions to the board because of their backgrounds.
“Both of them combined had several years of experiences with other non-profit organizations,” she said.
Board member Ed Raber thought the interview process went well last night.
“It was a tough decision,” he said.
When the board was looking at candidates to interview, there were several things the board was looking for, Raber said.
“We were looking for community involvement,” he said.
The new board members will begin working for the WCRF pending a routine background check from the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
Schlabaugh and Herington couldn’t be reached for comment.



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