Mingyar receives Rural Economic Development Leadership Award


Dennis Mingyar, director of economic development at Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, was the recipient of the 2017 National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) Rural Economic Development Leadership Award at the organization’s annual conference in San Antonio.

The Rural Economic Development Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the field of rural economic development. Recipients’ work has resulted in an improvement in the quality of life in rural communities, the creation of new jobs, and the opportunity for growth and development in rural America. Mingyar was chosen by a select group of past presidents representing electric and telephone cooperatives from across the nation.

“Dennis was chosen for this award because of his commitment to excellence in rural development in Ohio and nationally, his willingness share his expertise with his peers, and his commitment to the growth and development of NREDA,” said Linda Salmonson, a past president of NREDA. “He is always willing to mentor, support, and challenge both members and the organization to be the best they can be.”