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United Way of Pasco buys seat on EDC board


United way of Pasco buys seat on EDC board

The United Way of Pasco County Inc. has bought itself a seat on the Pasco Economic Development Council board of directors. "We share in a common mission to improve life in Pasco County by meeting the needs of those in the community," said John Hagen, president and CEO of the public-private partnership. "Right now people need jobs, and together we can help make this happen." EDC officials say the United Way has been a longtime investor but increased its investment to the Corporate Council level of $10,000. Duggan Cooley, CEO of the United Way of Pasco, will represent the organization on the board. The EDC has graduated membership levels, with the highest being the Policy Council for a minimum $25,000 donation. In exchange for its $10,000, the United Way will get a full page ad in the Manufacturers and Related Industries Directory, prominent display of its logo on the EDC website, prominent signs at all EDC events, prominent recognition in the EDC's year-end report, and the opportunity to serve on a task force. It also will be allowed to attend special invitation-only events. United Way of Pasco County Inc. was founded in 1982 and since that time has raised more than $28 million to help local charities and tackle community issues.


W. Pasco Chamber getting new leader

Chip Wichmanowski, the former executive director of the Pasco Education Foundation, has been tapped to serve as president of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. He replaces Joe Alpine, who retires this month after 15 years as chamber president. Wichmanowski, who previously worked as a principal and director of communications for the school district, was selected from more than 30 applicants. He will direct a chamber with almost 900 members serving a population base of approximately 200,000.


Search is on for missing woman

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 56-year-old woman who has been missing since early Sunday. Glendora "Penny" Rawald has experienced recent mental and physical health issues that cause concern for her safety, the Sheriff's Office said. She is in bad health and mostly uses public transportation. Rawald is 4 feet 11, 200 pounds, with long, straight brown hair and brown eyes. Deputies said she may be wearing a blue/purple puffy jacket (with gold stripes and glitter), blue jeans and black sneakers. She may be carrying her laptop computer in a light blue case and her black purse with a brown spiral pattern. Anyone with information may contact the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at (727) 844-7711.


Register now for basketball league

Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for the 2013 Winter Youth Basketball Instructional League, which will run from Jan. 17 to March 16. The league is for boys and girls ages 7 to 15. Registration will be held at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway. Space is limited. $35 per player. For information call (813) 929-1220.

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