citizens to be honored
Lt. Governor to speak at chamber event
Cathy May, Contributing Writer
Indianas Lt. Governor Becky Skillman will be the keynote speaker
at the Ripley County Chamber of Commerces Annual meeting on
Tuesday, October 30.
The Indiana website says of Skillman, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman
is committed to revitalizing Indianas economy for the benefit
of all Hoosiers. A native of southern Indiana, Becky understands
the importance of bringing economic development to all regions of
the state. She is a long standing champion of Indiana communities
and has led the way in rebuilding our states small cities
Becky brings a strong background in local and state government.
She held county offices for 16 years and served as president of
the Association of Indiana Counties. She went on to serve 12 years
in the Indiana Senate, quickly rising to a position of leadership.
In 2004 Becky joined Mitch Daniels in his bid to become governor.
Together, they sought to renew Indianas economy and move the
state forward. Upon election Becky became the states 50th
In addition to serving as the states second in command, Skillman
oversees the State Department of Agriculture, the Office of Community
and Rural Affairs, the Office of Energy and Defense Development,
Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, and the Office
of Tourism Development. She chairs the Indiana Counter Terrorism
and Security Council.
There will also be an update on Honda at the meeting that will be
held at the South Ripley Elementary School and catered by Lil' Charlies.
The dinner and program will be $15.00. Come at 5:00 p.m. for registration
and a silent auction. The dinner will be at 6:00 p.m.
This years annual award winners have been selected. Citizen
of the Year is Roseyln McKittrick, longtime tourism advocate from
Milan. The Educator of the Year is Ted Ahaus, superintendent of
South Ripley schools. And the Business Person of the Year is Dr.
Chris Brown, Versailles dentist, who is celebrating his 25th year
This is the 15th anniversary of the chamber and all past board members
and past award winners will be introduced. For reservations, contact
Jean Nichols at the chamber office at 689-6654.