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Verde Valley Leadership grad to run Sedona Half Marathon to raise funds for organization

Heather Hermen

Heather Hermen

SEDONA -- Class IV Graduate and Board Member, Heather Hermen, will be running the Sedona Half Marathon and raising funds for Verde Valley Leadership, Inc.

Heather Hermen became a class member of Verde Valley Leadership in 2009 and upon graduating from the program was elected to serve on the Board of Directors in 2010. She serves on the Marketing Committee for the Board of Directors and assists with public relations and all marketing aspects for the 501(c)3 organization, including complete revision of the organization's website.

Heather Hermen has also run the Sedona Half Marathon many times. This being her fifth time running in the event and the new option to raise funds for the non-profit of your choice, she has selected Verde Valley Leadership, Inc. When asked why she has chosen this organization she said, "Verde Valley Leadership has provided me with the opportunity to become more aware of the needs in Sedona and the Verde Valley where assistance, organizational support, and awareness are required more so than ever. I think Verde Valley Leadership is not as recognized as it should be and many individuals in our communities could benefit from the leadership training it provides. The vision of Verde Valley Leadership is to "inspire individuals to action" and this organization helps mold and shape leaders who can make a significant difference in our communities." She then went on to give the example of the gazebo that was built last year for the Boys & Girls Club in Cottonwood by Class III as well as the mattresses, personal care items, BBQ grill, and blankets Class IV provided to the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic Women's World Program just this year.

Verde Valley Leadership has been developed to build and fortify human infrastructure in the Verde Valley region. They seek individuals who demonstrate the skills and interest to work toward the best possible environment for families, businesses, non-profit organizations, effective government, and other systems that nurture strength within communities.

The Sedona Half Marathon takes place on Saturday Feb. 4.

Anyone interested in making a donation to Heather Hermen's fundraising efforts on the Crowdrise website are encouraged to visit the Verde Valley Leadership website and click on the Crowdrise link at: www.vvleadership.org.

For more information about Verde Valley Leadership please visit the website.

For information about Heather Hermen's running efforts please call her at 928-202-2374.

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