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UA Project CENTRL a ‘Life-Changing Experience’

A leadership program sponsored by UA Cooperative Extension has created a network of public officials throughout rural Arizona.

Diane Joens has piled up an impressive list of accomplishments over the last decade: mayor of Cottonwood, Ariz., co-founder of Stewards of Public Lands, editor and publisher of The Verde River Almanac and champion of water rights, reclamation and downtown development.

Joens never imagined herself in any of these leadership roles before she was selected for Project CENTRL in 2001. Then she achieved all of them. “Project CENTRL was a life-changing experience,” she said. (more…)

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