Hi, I'm Simone!
I'm the new economic development director for Wichita County! I recently graduated from KU with a degree in Business Management and Leadership Studies with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. An Atwood native, I've been involved in helping rural communities survive since I was a sophomore in high school. I always knew that someday I'd want to move back to Western Kansas to be in a small town, I just didn't know that the opportunity would come right after graduation!
Why I'm Rural by Choice!
I wrote this as a Facebook note to recruit my friends to join Power-ups and realized I had finally found the words to describe why I love where I live. There's more to it than just this but it's a start. So enjoy!
Returning to a rural community doesn't mean you can't...