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PERRY COUNTY – The United Way of Perry County announced the addition of three new board members, Linda Reed, Lagina Gogel and Julie Strassell-Hauser. Each year the United Way invites individuals to serve on the board of trustees who represent the diversity of Perry County. The board members govern the work of the United Way in Perry and Crawford counties.
Reed, a Perry County native, is currently a grant writer for the University of Southern Indiana. She is the former executive director of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley. She and her husband, Russell, live in rural Cannelton. They are the parents of two daughters, Rachael and Tina.
Gogel, administrative assistant for Walsh Group, general contractor the Cannelton Hydroelectric Project, lives in Tell City with her children, Eli, Kyle, Olivia, Ilyssa and Liam. She also serves as a 4-H leader and is a native of Perry County.
Strassell-Hauser, a native of Tell City, is the employment manager of Best Home Furnishings. She and her husband, Jake, are parents of two sons, Andy and Ben. Strassell-Hauser is an active member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and currently serves on the Church Growth and Mission Team and the Pastoral Search Committee.
United Way wishes to recognize and thank its board members whose terms ended in December. They are Dan Conway, Best Chairs; Mary Snyder, Mayor of Cannelton and Mary Aders.
The United Way of Perry County’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people they serve by providing leadership and mobilizing resources to create lasting change.