Center leader named Top 5 Change Maker
Hope Full Life Center's Executive Director, Rebecca Marion Flach, was named a Top 5 Community Changemaker by Capital Region Independent Media, which publishes the Ravena News-Herald and Greenville Pioneer. Flach, along with 24 other change makers, were honored on Friday, March 31 at a dinner event at the new Wire Event Center in Coxsackie. Flach was recognized for her work at Hope Full Life Center, the RCS Community Business Association and Justice for Orphans. Read all about the honor and the other Top 5 award winners.
"All the community work I do comes very naturally and I enjoy it," said Flach, "To be recognized for all my efforts was really an honor."
Flach has led the Center and Helping Harvest, the charity's low-cost grocery store program for struggling families, for a decade where she manages day-to-day operations, communications, fundraising and many other functions.
A founding member of the RCS Community Business Association (RCS CBA), Flach is currently vice chair. RSC CBA's mission is to be a catalyst for growth and prosperity through economic and community development initiatives that foster a strong business climate.
Flach handles many communication and membership functions for the group. She is also a leader on its Economic Development Advisory Committee, which works with municipal leadership and other stakeholders on activities to improve the business climate in the community. Flach also serves on the Board of Directors for Justice for Orphans, a charity that inspires, educates and equips families, churches, businesses and community members to care for vulnerable children in crisis.
As vice chair, Flach oversees the filing of the group's annual tax return and works on other special projects as needed.
This was the inaugural Top 5 event hosted by the publisher who intends to recognize the transformative work of local people each year in the spring.