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New Director At Friends Of The River

KSAL Staff - March 5, 2014 5:08 pm

Amber Dennett is the new executive director of the Friends of the River Foundation.

A group dedicated to revitalizing the Smoky Hill River has a new person in charge.

Salinan Amber Dennett is the new executive director of the Friends of the River Foundation. According to the organization, Dennett will guide their management, financial development, and community outreach.

The Friends of the River Foundation strives to restore the natural channel of the Smoky Hill River as an integral part of Salina’s aesthetic, recreational and economic life.

The organization, to this point, has been privately funded and operated by volunteers. Dennett will secure grants and raise funds for ongoing operations and work with the City of Salina and other agencies in an effort to restore water flow and determine how to best complete the project.

Dennett is a Salina native with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in organizational development from Friends University. Dennett has over 15 years’ experience in marketing and management, most recently as founder and “Head Chef” of SalinaSoup.com from 2010 to March, 2014. She has consulted for organizations including Salina Downtown, Inc., and been an active volunteer for the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and other community development initiatives.

Keith Davis

March 6, 2014 at 5:55 am

Though I think restoring flow and beauty to the Old Smky Hill River would be a benefit to Salina, I cannot imagine how a city the size of Salina can afford the large price tag estimated for the project. The additional sales tax would be on the rolls forever and those helping pay by those taxes probably wouldn’t live long enough to see a completed project. That is kind of like investing money in something and not asking for short term results or a return on hard earned money.

Keith Davis

March 6, 2014 at 5:56 am

Oh and congratulations on your new position Amber.

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