Greene County Commissioner Among United Way Campaign Chairs

United Way of the Ozarks has announced a list of Campaign Cabinet Division Chairs for the year that includes business leaders, retirees, a city manager, and a Greene County Commissioner.

Commissioner John Russell will serve alongside others in helping to educate the community about the services of the United Way and encourage donations to help fund the group.

“We have assembled a top-notch Campaign Cabinet again this year to help guide our community’s annual United Way campaign, and we couldn’t be more pleased that Commissioner Russell has joined this group to help lead a division. I’m confident he will do a great job,” United Way of the Ozarks President and CEO Greg Burris said in a statement.

Greene County has consistently ranked within the Top 35 campaign contributors to the United Way, with employees giving over $185,000 to the organization since 2008.

“With all that the United Way does to support Greene County, it was a natural fit to help champion their cause and their annual campaign goals as a Cabinet Division Chair,” Commissioner Russell said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the other community members who have also committed to helping this worthy organization.” 

Springfield City Manager Jason Gage will also be a Cabinet Division Chair.

In the last year, the United Way has funded organizations in the Ozarks that have helped more than 178,000 people in Greene County.

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