At a sold out meeting of community and business leaders, the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, recognized individuals and an organization, who have gone the extra mile for the Lake Norman region. Outgoing Board Chair Tricia Sisson recognized Georgia Harris Krueger and some of her key staff present with the prestigious Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. Krueger is the Executive Director of the outreach center which provides lasting solutions for health, education, and economic stability for people who need assistance from Huntersville to Mooresville.
John Crutchfield, Director of Public Safety & Recreation Strategy Planning Services for Duke Energy, assisted Sisson with the recognition. Krueger told the attendees, “We are honored to receive the Duke Energy award! The Ada Jenkins Center is an important piece in making our region an even stronger place and it is so nice to be recognized as such. We strive to work with a focus on each family serving them on the road to economic stability. Last year over 850 individuals volunteered at the Center helping bring together all walks of life while building social capital. No one person or organization can do this work alone. We are proud to be doing our part in helping people create their lasting solutions to economic stability. Thank you to Duke Energy and the Lake Norman Chamber for this incredible honor!”
Crutchfield shared that, "The Ada Jenkins Center, through their staff and volunteers served 2,651 people in the 2018-19 year with nearly 13,000 visits to the center, 262 uninsured patients taken care of at the free medical clinic, 57 students with the youth education program, and so much more.Their work could not be possible without the efforts of 850 volunteer."
Harris added, "The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in helping us by giving support, sharing information about our mission, including us in important events and activities, and in starting the non-profit group. We appreciate that the Chamber is also in the business of making our region a better place to live."