Forum staff reports, Published April 30 2012
Photo gallery: YWCA announces Women of the YearFARGO - The YWCA honored 12 outstanding local women and groups Monday for their contributions to the community.
About 675 people celebrated at the YWCA Cass Clay’s 39th Annual Women of the Year celebration. The event acknowledges women from Cass and Clay counties whose “lives, talents and passions shape our community,” the YWCA says.
- Kim Seeb, advocating for equality
- Claudia M. Pratt, arts and communication
- Marta Ybarra, business
- Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of F-M, business / organization that empowers women
- Linda Clark, community service
- Sarah Dodd, education
- Amy Kippen, faith community
- Megan Riegel, volunteer service
- Dr. Susan Farkas, wellness
- Kate Wiste, young woman of today and tomorrow
- Susan K. Smith, youth advocacy
- Dr. Julie Blehm, lifetime achievement – Florence Reed Owens
An additional 31 women and businesses were acknowledged for their work.
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