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Gettys goes for the Gold

Source: Staff Reports Written By: The Lincoln Tribune Monday, March 8, 2010

The North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA) announced on Friday, March 5, at their 2010 MidWinter Conference in Pinehurst, NC that Crystal Gettys was the recipient of the “Jack Ervin EDI Scholarship” to attend the University of

Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. This scholarship is valued at approximately $2,000 over a two year period.

Jack Ervin was the executive director of the Columbus County EDC for 11 years. During that time, Ervin located 21 new industries creating more than 1,800 jobs and was instrumental in organizing the Columbus County Committee of 100. Ervin also served as president of NCEDA in 1988-1989.

Each year the NCEDA seeks to identify outstanding practitioners and to recognize and support their advancement. The EDI Scholarships honors individuals who have contributed to the profession, had a strong commitment to high professional/personal standards, and was highly successful in achieving their goals while earning the respect of their peers and associates.

OU/EDI is the only multi-year, professional level program of its type in the U.S. Providing professional economic developers with up-to-date knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today’s constantly changing economic development marketplace.

“On behalf of the LEDA board of directors, we are very appreciative of NCEDA’s recognition of a member of our leadership team. We congratulate Crystal Gettys on her receipt of this honor and know that she will apply this new expertise in Lincoln County for years to come.” Pete Acker, Chairman, Lincoln Economic Development Association.

Crystal Gettys, Assistant Director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, “It is an honor and privilege to receive this scholarship; this will certainly support my efforts in obtaining my professional goals.”

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