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Donna Isom has been with the Louisa Resource Council for nine years and is looking forward to new endeavors. Lloyd Runnett will replace her on May 1. Submitted

Resource Council executive director retires

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

Donna Isom, executive director of the Louisa County Resource Council, has announced her retirement effective May 1. Those who know Isom find it hard to imagine her “in retirement” as she has been a dynamo of energy overseeing the Resource Council’s day-to-day operations and programs for nine years. Under her watch, the agency has expanded its physical plant, added walk-in refrigeration units, and developed new programs to better serve those

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