JODI BLOEMKER; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                             JODI BLOEMKER

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                            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.

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