New Mecosta County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Kelly Wawsczyk met with the Big Rapids City Commission last night.
Wawsczyk told the commission she grew up on the Newaygo/Mecosta County boarder and Big Rapids was always a hub for getting groceries or if her family had any medical needs.
She says she's very excited to work with those in Big Rapids to achieve long term goals.
"The city will thrive by communicating and collaborating. My role is to connect the county with resources to educate and planning opportunities to assist in projects including expansion, talent and sustaining efforts you already have in place.” Wawsczyk said.
“My approach to the job is to lead the promotion of economic development Mecosta County through attraction expansion and retention within our businesses and industries.”
Wawsczyk previously served Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency’s Headway Coalition collaborating with community sectors to provide services to promote a healthier community.