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Rita Nelson

Workforce Development Coordinator

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  • (605) 665-9011 ex. 3 Primary Number

Approximately twenty five years ago, I moved to the greater Yankton area from central South Dakota.  While attending the University of South Dakota, I was able to explore my career interests by working part-time jobs. I appreciated the flexible scheduling offered by area employers and the many welcoming, supportive co-workers.  They became my family while I was away from home.  Following graduation, my heart and my career path enticed me to stay, and I am blessed to now call the greater Yankton area my home.  I enjoy the life-long learning opportunities and the many organizations that invite you to participate and welcome your involvement.   I am amazed by the overwhelming support in our community for my children’s academic, fine arts and sporting events. Our sense of community extends far beyond the city limits and the walls of my children’s school.  We are truly blessed to live in a REGION that encourages and supports the growth and development of our children. My kids interact with friends in so many schools, such as Gayville-Volin, Yankton, Vermillion, Viborg-Hurley, Irene-Wakonda, Freeman, Freeman Academy, Menno, Alcester-Hudson, Scotland, Bon-Homme, Elk-Point Jefferson, and so many more. Our regional friendships extend past activities, school size and locations. I am thankful for my experience with Greater Yankton Living, including my family and many friendships, expanding career opportunities and our bright future.

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