Friends of COF elect steering committee positions

The Friends of COF steering committee elections were held May 5. The Friends of COF, founded in 2011, exists to provide support to COF Training Services in its efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Ed York, market president of Arvest Bank in Ottawa, was elected chairman. Stacey Moddie, school psychologist with USD 244 in Burlington, was elected vice-chairman. Gloria Hornung, office manager for Prairie Star Ranch and bookkeeper for Sacred Heart Church and School, Ottawa, and COF parent, was elected secretary. John Griffin, chief financial officer for COF Training Services, was elected treasurer. Scott Bird, director of finance for the city of Ottawa, was elected to the committee. Jay Terry, chairman 2011-2014, a retired Olathe businessman and COF parent, continues to serve on the steering committee, along with Carla Bienhoff, COF project manager/grant writer; Casey Colbern, P.E., Bartlett & West, Lawrence; David Hornung, Franklin County Farm Services Agency executive director and COF parent; and Carolyn Church, COF community relations manager.

COF Training Services, a not-for-profit corporation, was established in 1968 to provide employment, work, residential, and support services and targeted case management for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in Coffey, Osage, and Franklin counties.

For more information, contact Carolyn Church at 785-242-5035, ext. 321, or [email protected].


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