Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Member Spotlight

You may know him as the paw paw man: this week’s member spotlight is shining on Chris Chmiel.

Chris has worked with Rural Action since before it was called Rural Action. He first became involved when we were operating as Appalachian Ohio Public Interest Campaign (AOPIC). In fact, Chris served as a student representative on AOPIC’s Board of Directors.

Chris is most interested in the work of our Sustainable Forestry program as well as our Environmental Learning Program, but adds that “Rural Action in general is a valuable community asset.” Nowadays you can catch Chris hard at work at Integration Acres, a family-owned business that works to utilize native natural resources. Through Integration Acres we can enjoy everybody’s favorite native fruit, the paw paw, as well as the many fabulous products that come from it. You can learn more about Integration Acres here.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris for his ongoing commitment to Rural Action and our community. THANKS, CHRIS!

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