To promote the growth of the education sector in the Ogden-Weber area, Partners in Education strives to connect local businesses with local schools to establish mutually beneficial partnerships.
Each April, the Partners in Education committee hosts an appreciation breakfast for its partners. At this breakfast, businesses are recognized for their noteworthy partnerships and sustained relationships with local schools.
Awards are given for elementary, secondary, community and charter school partners and the Champion Award is given to a partner who reaches across district lines.
The Sue Westenskow Award is given to an individual or an organization in recognition of the efforts and service in the area. The recipient does not have to be a Chamber member but must meet the guidelines below:
- Show sustained contribution to education which has gone above and beyond their normal job description.
- Impact of influence must reach across the whole of Weber/Ogden districts including public and/or private schools.
- Show a considerable effort to enriching student experiences outside of the traditional educational setting and must promote lifelong learners.
Partners in Education meets on the third Tuesday of every month, September through May. At these meetings, the committee discusses upcoming events going on in the school district, the local legislation, and the community.
To join, contact Partners in Education Liaison, Lisa Laird at (385) 264-7629 or email@example.com.