June 11, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 87 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
JODI BLOEMKER; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1384] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] JODI BLOEMKER ______ HON. SAM GRAVES of missouri in the house of representatives Thursday, June 11, 2009 Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Jodi Bloemker of Missouri. Jodi is active in the community through her work and has been chosen to receive the YWCA Women of Excellence Emerging Leader Award. Jodi Bloemker has accomplished much in the ten years since graduating from Central High School. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2002 and received a Master of Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C. in 2005. While in graduate school, Jodi worked for a U.S. Congressman as a Legislative Correspondent and later as Director of Research and Firm Administrator for U.S. Strategies Corporation. Upon returning to St. Joseph, Jodi has worked with the Community Action Partnership as a Community Development Specialist and with the United Way of Greater St. Joseph as Director of Community Investment. Jodi has lent considerable time and talent to several projects bringing education and career opportunities to students in our community. She has served with the Heartland Foundation's Healthy Communities Investor Council, the St. Joseph Employment Coalition. She has served on the Preschool-20 Education Council-Northwest Missouri, and the My Success Event Steering Committee. Jodi is a member of the 2009 class of Leadership St. Joseph and is a member of Rotary Club #32 Downtown St. Joseph. Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in recognizing Jodi Bloemker. She has made an amazing impact on countless individuals in the St. Joseph Community. I am honored to represent her in the United States Congress. ____________________