Creating unique programs that meet community development needs prompted a University of Wyoming Extension educator to receive the organization’s newer employee recognition honor.
Hannah Swanbom, the community development educator based in Natrona County and also serving Converse and Niobrara counties, received the award Nov. 5 during the organization’s annual training in Laramie.
“This is a great honor, and I would like to thank my peers and colleagues who nominated me for this award,” she said.
Swanbom has leveraged her knowledge of rural Wyoming to create community development education programs that address community needs, her nomination information states. “Her vibrant personality and her desire to work with the people within extension shows in her successful educational programming and her respect from clientele and collaborators,” according to her nomination.
Swanbom received her master’s degree in agricultural extension and her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Iowa State University. She joined extension in 2012.
Extension has offices in every Wyoming county and the Wind River Reservation.