Marshall County Commission Holds Grant Application Hearing – 5/27/2020


The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met for the public Grant Application Hearing with Barbara Kickhaefer, chairman, Keith Bramhall member, Tom Holle member, County Clerk Sandra Wilson and Marshall County Partnership for Growth administrator Ellen Barber present.

The Board called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute.

There was no public attendance for the hearing.

Marshall County Partnership for Growth administrator Ellen Barber said that 23 business have shown interest and would qualify for these grant dollars. The Grant, if received, would be in the amount of $300,000 and the Board of Commissioners would be responsible for awarding the money to the qualifying businesses.

Barbara Kickhaefer moved, seconded by Keith Bramhall to approve Resolution # 20-05-27-1 Certifying Legal Authorization to Apply for the CDBG-CV Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce. Unanimous.

Tom Holle moved, seconded by Barbara Kickhaefer to adjourn the Grant Application Hearing meeting at 8:44 a.m. Unanimous.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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