Pic Receives Years of Service Recognition from MinnCAP

(Photo L-R): Cindy Pic (Transportation Programs Director) and Francie Mathes (Office of Economic Opportunity)

(Photo L-R): Cindy Pic (Transportation Programs Director) and Francie Mathes (Office of Economic Opportunity)

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. staff attended the Minnesota Community Action Partnership (MinnCAP) Annual Training Conference held on September 20-22 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minn. Staff took part in a Legislative General Session, listened to speakers on various topics, and took part in several breakout sessions.

In conjunction with the annual training conference, 25 Year Honorees were recognized for their dedicated service and commitment to community action. Tri-Valley’s Cindy Pic (Transportation Programs Director) was honored for her 25 years of work with Tri-Valley in Crookston.

(A short bio on Cindy from the event): Cindy  started  working  at  Tri-Valley as  the  Program  Manager  for  Child  Care  Resource  & Referral serving northeast North Dakota. She then directed the Community Services Division of the corporation. Cindy is currently the director of the Transportation Division. A major highlight of Cindy’s work is how the Flood of 1997 impacted the child care community throughout the service area. Tri-Valley  received  several  million  dollars  in  grants  to build  the  child  care  infrastructure  in  Grand  Forks  and  East  Grand  Forks.  She  is  also  very proud  of  the  growth  the  Transportation  Programs  have  seen  in  recent  years.  This is because of the staff working together and believing in the motto of “people helping people.”