Leadership Nebraska Announces Vanessa McCain Member of Class XVI

Leadership Nebraska Announces Vanessa McCain Member of Class XVI
June 18th, 2024 | Leadership Nebraska

LINCOLN – The NE Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce that Vanessa McCain has been selected to participate in Leadership Nebraska Class XVI.

VANESSA MCCAIN graduated from Wisner-Pilger Public School in Wisner, NE in 2017. Then went on to Central Community College in Hastings where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts.

In September 2022, McCain became Project Coordinator for Cuming County Economic Development. McCain is responsible for managing 40 projects through the Owner-Occupied Housing Program, as well as managing funds for the Rural Workforce Housing Projects. Cuming County Economic Development has Business Improvement and Demolition Grants for local businesses and residents, which is maintained by the project coordinator. As Project Coordinator, McCain is responsible for maintaining all office duties such as the accounting, attending scheduled monthly meetings, and additional projects that arise. McCain uses her strategic vision and community engagement efforts to help her drive Cuming County Economic Development’s success.

Shortly after being hired as Project Coordinator, McCain was appointed the Director’s position for the Cuming County Visitor’s Bureau. Where she is very active managing promotional and
infrastructure grants and creating marketing materials. It was through the Visitor’s Bureau, that McCain was introduced to Discover Northeast Nebraska Travel Council that helps promote
Northeast Nebraska rural towns and markets their attractions. She now holds the secretary position for the group and maintains their social media accounts and schedule’s the monthly

In the little free time McCain has, she spends it with her family, five nephews, and enjoys various sports and being out in nature.

Leadership Nebraska presented by Medica was founded in 2006 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska.

Participants have been selected from across the state and possess varied backgrounds and diverse talents. All candidates have demonstrated an abiding interest in Nebraska and its future.
The seven-month program covers a broad range of key Nebraska issues, including economic development, workforce and education, agriculture and environment, health care, education, government and policy development.

“The Nebraska Chamber is pleased to welcome the new Leadership Nebraska class,” said Bryan Slone, NE Chamber President. “Once again, the class includes incredibly talented professionals from throughout the state who are already making a difference in their organizations and communities. The Leadership Nebraska experience will provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn much more about the entire state and build not only their knowledge but their networks as they continue their professional careers. As I have traveled the state and seen the amazing things that many of our communities are doing to grow our state and attract and retain young people and families, it has confirmed to me that above all else, leadership matters! I can’t wait to see what this class of leaders does going forward, much like all the Leadership Alumni before them.”


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