Charlie Walker wins honor

Charlie Walker, right, president and CEO of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, accepts the Rural Economic Development Leadership Award during the National Rural Economic Developers Association in San Antonio, Texas.

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Charlie Walker, president and CEO of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, was recently honored with the 2017 Rural Economic Development Leadership Award. The honor was made by the National Rural Economic Developers Association convention in San Antonio, Texas Nov. 1-3.

Walker was selected by a national selection committee that represents electric and telephone cooperatives.

“Charlie has a unique set of qualifications which helped him win this award. ... His skill set covers the gamut of economic development,” said Dennis Mingyar, awards chair for the organization.

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