In February, 2012, Great Prairie Area Education Agency experienced the loss of long-time Board President Harold L. Mick of Albia to cancer. Mr. Mick had served for 37 years as the Board President of Southern Prairie AEA and then Great Prairie AEA following the merger of Southern Prairie and Great River AEAs. His many years of leadership, vision and commitment to education and students of southern Iowa are unmatched across the state and will continue through the services provided by Great Prairie AEA.
Considering the contributions made by President Mick throughout the years, the Great Prairie AEA Board of Directors wanted to do something that would honor him appropriately within the service area. In March, 2012, the Board voted unanimously to dedicate the GPAEA Satellite Office located in Mr. Mick’s hometown of Albia to his memory. On May 8, 2012, a Building Dedication Celebration will be held at the Albia building officially naming it the Great Prairie AEA Harold L. Mick Satellite Office. An Open House will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., with Mick family members present for the dedication and celebration.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to this special celebration. The Albia Satellite Office is located at 103 South A Street in Albia. For more information, please contact Nancy Brown, Communication Specialist/Board Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-622-0027, Ext. 5257.