Gwen Crawford Completes Leadership Course (MRES)



SIOUX FALLS, SD (MRES) Gwen Crawford, municipal administrator of Valley City, was among 18 utility professionals to earn her leadership certification through the LEAD course, a workshop presented by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES).

The LEAD course is synonymous with leadership, excellence and development.

The LEAD course is a high-level leadership training course focused on the essential skills, awareness and perspective that make a difference in the success of a leader in the municipal utility industry. To earn certification, graduates attended four two-day sessions throughout the year with course work that covers communication, collaboration, change, accountability, failure/failure, and leadership practice.

“We are encouraged by the fact that our members place a high value on the training and ongoing education of their employees,” said Tom Heller, President and CEO of MRES. “This course is one more step in taking leaders to new levels of excellence for themselves and their local electric utility.

MRES is an organization of 61 member municipalities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Each member owns and operates a municipal electric utility. MRES provides its members with energy and a wide range of energy-related services.

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