This week’s “Meet the Director Monday” is Auburn Development Council President, Leslie Clark. Leslie has served on the council for one year and works as the administrative coordinator at the Auburn Berean Church.
Leslie Clark is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has lived in the midwest for 35 years and has lived in Auburn for the last 15 of those years. Leslie adore’s her superman husband, Kent Clark and together they have two adult children Noah and Lillia. Leslie and her husband Kent moved to Auburn to lead the ministry of the Auburn Berean Church. Leslie joined the Auburn Development Council after she had just completed the Nemaha County Leader Class and the Honeybees in the Heartland project. She was looking for greater ways to have a positive impact in the Auburn community, and wanted to continue to be a part of creating a better and brighter future for Auburn. ADC’s mission and purpose fit into those goals perfectly, making her want to be a part of ADC’s team.
To Leslie, being a member of the Auburn Development Council means that she is working on behalf of Auburn and its business community to help build and grow a strong economy. “I’m working in collaborative efforts to help market the Auburn area as a great place for business and entrepreneurial growth.” To Leslie, being an ADC director means that she has the opportunity to help enhance the quality of life for current and future citizens of Auburn.
While Leslie loves being a Board Member on ADC her favorite part is the opportunities she has to get to know many of the amazing community members of Auburn. When asked who she looks up to on the ADC Board she said Kim Beger. “I admire her persistence in seeking a better future for the community of Auburn. She continues to pursue a brighter and better future for Auburn every single day.”
The Auburn Development Council has a lot in the works. When asked what excites her about the future of the Auburn Development Council she has nothing but positive things to say. “Once accepted and approved, I’m excited to begin implementing all elements of our 3 year strategic plan. It will definitely take a lot of work, investment, and collaborative effort within the community, but I believe the end results of a revitalized downtown, passionate, community pride, a stronger and thriving economy in Auburn and more will most certainly be worth the effort.”