“Shawnna L. Silvius was chosen for this honor - the 2015 NREDA President's Award - for her service to NREDA on the Public Relations and Marketing Committee and her diligent, creative work on the twice monthly newsletter, the NREDA News Brief. Shawnna works tirelessly at the annual conferences taking photos, writing articles for the newsletter and working with volunteers to capture the learning components from various presenters and allied partners.Shawnna is a champion for rural America and stays updated on economic development matters.She has an eye for information that would be beneficial for members,” stated Rand Fisher, National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) president.
Professional, Talented, Flexible
"Shawnna's attention to detail, graphic design ability and organizational skills are evident in the quality and look of her events. She responds extremely well to sudden program changes and is able to adjust quickly and effectively. I would recommend her work to anyone organizing a conference or event," says Rod Armstrong, AIM Institute vice-president of strategic partnerships.
Master at Making Connections
"Shawnna is an exceptionally gifted professional who is creative and well-organized. She gets things done and is a master at making connections" says Connie Reimers-Hild, Ph.D, Rural Futures Institute assistant director.
Heart and Soul
"Shawnna Silvius is one in a million - talented, creative, caring. She approaches every task with heart and soul...making others feel valued and important in the process. She is thorough, capable and responsible. She possesses the highest of standards, ethics and beliefs. Others seek her opinion and he counsel. She is loyal and respectful. I admire her greatly," states Joyce Bryan Strout, J.B. Strout & Co. president.
Detailed and Visionary
Shawnna's attention to detail is extraordinary and she's always willing to go the extra mile to complete a project correctly and on time. She is heavily involved in the community and is truly a visionary leader," says Pat Haverty, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development vice-president.
Some Of Our Projects
Model Simulation Activity, Falls City Lane Leadership Retreat Session 2014
Youth BIZ IDEA Summit during Nebraska MarketPlace Conference in Kearney, NE 2012