City of Nevada hosts community tour for Fort Scott dignitaries

Friday, April 15, 2016
Pictured from left to right: JD Kerhman, Dave Martin, Heather Smith, Jon Garrison, Gregg Motley, Reta Baker, Jim Adams, Alysia Johnston, Carol Branham. while touring Nevada. Submitted photo

Nevada Daily Mail

Fort Scott, Kan., community leaders, were treated to a tour of the city of Nevada on Thursday March 31, showcasing some of Nevada's outstanding businesses and Healthy Nevada programs. The event concluded with a tour of the Nevada 3M Plant.

JD Kehrman, Nevada City Manager and Carol Branham, president of Healthy Nevada welcomed the Fort Scott leaders who heard presentations from Alyson Harder, Heartland Behavioral Health Services; Kelly Ast, Healthy Nevada; Dr. Phillip Witt, Nevada Regional Technical Center and WorkForce Ready; Steve Brier, Smithville Farms; and Carrie Mason, U.S. Bank.

Those in attendance were: Dave Martin -- city of Fort Scott, city manager; Jon Garrison -- city of Fort Scott, director of finance; Heather Smith -- city of Fort Scott, director of economic development; Jim Adams -- city of Fort Scott, city commissioner; Reta Baker -- Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, president (Chamber of Commerce board president); Alysia Johnston -- Fort Scott Community College, president; and Gregg Motley -- Landmark National Bank, SVP Commercial Banking/SEK regional manager.

Representing the city of Nevada: JD Kehrman, city of Nevada city manager; Mark Mitchell, city of Nevada CIO; Carol Branham, executive director, Housing Authority/Healthy Nevada president; Kelly Ast, community coordinator Healthy Nevada; Alyson Harder, CEO Heartland Behavioral Health Services; Jennifer Eaton -- Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce executive director; Dr. Phillip Witt -- Nevada Regional Technical Center district administrator; Steve Brier, Smithfield Foods; Carrie Mason, SVP operations production manager US Bank; and Ross Lawrence Hoffman Financial Resources.

"We came away impressed with the caliber of people and efforts underway in Nevada. Fort Scott looks forward to hosting community leaders from Nevada in the near future and building better partnerships across the state line for the benefit of both of our communities." Heather Smith said.

Nevada officials say the tour is meant to foster an open dialogue of tourism and economic development between the city of Nevada, and the Fort Scott Kan., community.

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