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Vicki King-Maple named director of Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association

By Special to the Coshocton Tribune,

2023-09-22
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CAMBRIDGE − Vicki King-Maple has been named the new executive director of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, effective Nov. 1. She replaces Jeannette Wierzbicki, who is retiring after 12 years.

OMEGA serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum and Tuscarawas counties. It's a collaborative body of member governments serving as a facilitator between state and federal government agencies and local entities to provide opportunities in economic and community development through networking, education, planning, research and allocation of resources.

Maple was formerly the vice president for Economic Development and Workforce Solutions at Central Ohio Technical College and served in the president's cabinet. She also fulfilled a term as national commissioner for Economic Development and Workforce Solutions with the American Association of Community Colleges and was an active member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges and its Workforce Officers League. She was vice president of Licking County Workenomics consortium and was an original member of the Knox County WorkDev association as well.

Maple holds a doctorate in leadership studies from Ashland University, a master's degree in higher education administration and an undergraduate degree in communications. She's a graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

“During the course of my tenure in executive leadership and as a workforce and economic development practitioner and educator, I have embraced the education-meets-economic-and-workforce-development system mantra and mindset to shape the future of workforce, to bolster economic growth and to drive organizational and community sustainability,” Maple stated. “By setting the highest standards, modeling a superior internal and external customer experience and evangelizing OMEGA and community development as high-integrity brands and integral to the greater economic and workforce development processes, I am certain I can continue to lead the organization as well as our associated counties and cities to an even brighter future.”

As the executive director of OMEGA, Maple will be the chief administrative officer directly responsible for managing, directing and coordinating programmatic activities, ensuring OMEGA is adequately staffed and compliant with the regulations and requirements from the various state and federal agencies that provide resources to the organization. She will also research, investigate and obtain programmatic funding for OMEGA operations as needed to best serve the region while also supervising the agency's employees.

Information and photo provided by OMEGA.

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