Paula McCormick named 2013 Linda Hewitt Scholarship recipient: Left to right: Leah Bruscino-Wyoming Business Council, Randy Bruns-Cheyenne LEADS, Paula McCormick-WEDA Coordinator, James Klessens-Forward Cody and WEDA Board President, and Pat Robbins-Wyoming Business Council.
(Cody, Wyo) - The Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA) this past week presented the Fourteenth Annual Linda Hewitt Memorial Scholarship for Community Development for 2013 to Paula McCormick of Lander, Coordinator of the Wyoming Economic Development Association. McCormick is also the owner of McCormick Marketing. The award was presented during WEDA’s Fall Economic & Community Development Conference co-hosted with the Wyoming Chamber Partnership in Cody.
Paula began her economic development experience at the Lander Chamber in the mid- 1990s and since that time she has become a widely recognized visionary leader in Wyoming’s economic development field.
Each fall, WEDA presents a special scholarship award to recognize an outstanding community development leader in Wyoming. Linda Hewitt, an economic development professional from Lander, past WEDA board president, and Wyoming Business Council Regional Director, passed away in 1999. In her honor, WEDA started an educational scholarship award of $750 each year to recognize a deserving Wyoming person or group.
Previous Hewitt award winners are listed below:
2000, Dave Reetz, Powell EDC
2001, Mary Randolph, WRDC
2002, Joe Coyne, CANDO
2003, Jim Davis, City of Evanston
2004, Big Horn County Ec. Dev. Inc.
2005, Tom Barritt, President, Weston County Dev. Corp., Upton
2006 Alan Moore, Idea, Inc./RECDA, Riverton
2007 Randy Bruns, Cheyenne LEADS
2008 Rhonda Shipp, U.W. Cooperative Extension Service
2009 Pam Thayer, Rawlins Main Street DDA
2010 Karen Guidice, Chugwater Clerk /Treasurer
2011 Shawn Reese, Wyoming Business Council
2012 Jo Ferguson, Wyoming Rural Development Council
2013, Paula McCormick, Wyoming Economic Development Association, Lander
The Wyoming Economic Development Association is a non-profit professional association representing over 170 economic development members and organizations. Its mission is to “provide leadership and support to foster economic development in Wyoming.” WEDA provides support to its members with the necessary tools used to create, retain and attract workforce, businesses and jobs. For more information, go to www.wyomingeda.org