Sharon Reed of Esther’s Place was nominated for the John Niderman Rural Development Leadership award.  Herald Photo/Provided
Sharon Reed of Esther’s Place was nominated for the John Niderman Rural Development Leadership award. Herald Photo/Provided

On Jan. 24, Prosperity Indiana announced the winners of its annual leadership and program awards. The Prosperity Indiana Summit, held on Jan. 24, 2018, was an occasion to celebrate the leaders and innovators in the community economic development field. The 2018 award winners come from a pool of committed community leaders and innovative programs across Indiana. 

“It is my honor to congratulate the 2018 award winners and thank them for their work to strengthen Indiana’s communities," said Prosperity Indiana Executive Director Andy Fraizer. “Community economic development is executed and supported by nonprofit, private, and public organizations. Impactful work is only possible because of the energy, passion, and leadership of practitioners and local neighbors. It is their civic service that makes Indiana prosper.”

Sharon Reed of Esther’s Place was nominated for the John Niderman Rural Development Leadership award. The award honors someone who demonstrates outstanding leadership in improving the quality of life, influencing the policies, and fostering opportunities for growth and development for the betterment of rural Indiana.