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Community Marketing Manager Danielle Rogers was named the 2018 Ashley Okland Community Service Award winner by The Des Moines Register and the Young Professionals Connection during a ceremony at the Des Moines Downtown Hilton on Feb. 28. Rogers was one of three finalists for the award and among more than 60 nominees in five categories.
The award was established to recognize young professionals who exemplify the volunteerism and spirit of the late YPC board member Ashley Okland in giving of their time and talents to the betterment of their community.
Rogers was recognized for her work on improving local schools, promoting economic development, supporting and developing community events, volunteering with educational opportunities for children, supporting health and human services and improving the community’s parks. YPC recognized her for her involvement in 2018 with Newton Main Street, Newton Chamber, Young Professionals of Jasper County, United Way of Jasper County, Drake Young Alumni, Newton RAGBRAI committee and Friends of Newton Parks.