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Young leaders aim to retain Brownwood population

By Betty Nguyen, bnguyen@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 14 2014 07:27:32 PM CST
BROWNWOOD, Texas -

A local and new organization is working to retain the Brownwood population through monthly social events.

Missi Malone is the liaison between Brownwood's Chamber of Commerce and Young Leaders of Brown County. She said while the events provide fun activities for people to do, it is also beneficial for them professionally.

"The main benefit is keeping these young people here for the businesses," Malone said. "A lot of young people come here and work at 3M or some of the other industries in town, stay a year or two and then leave."

She said the purpose of the organization is to connect people, help them develop relationships, and encourage them to stay in the Brownwood area.

"We want to have young adults here to help continue the growth of the community," Malone said.

Young Leaders of Brown County committee member Whitney Hooper said she is excited for the opportunity to network and to get to know the community.

"We're hoping that through this organization, people will be able to network with each other and build relationships," Hooper said. "It will be something that allows them to make Brownwood more of home, not just an in-between place as we start out in our professional careers."

Young Leaders of Brown County consists of 12 committee members. People between the ages of 22 through 35 are welcome to attend the events. Membership fees are not required, although there may be minimal fees upon occasion, depending on the event. Members will be holding a luncheon next week, where they will be discussing about health insurance. For more information, you can call Malone at (325) 646-9535.