EXTENSION NEWS — DeBuhr Receives Leadership Award

(L–R) Jenny DeBuhr, Ann Ames and  Leadership Link President Jesse Davy
(L–R) Jenny DeBuhr, Ann Ames and Leadership Link President Jesse Davy

Jenny DeBuhr was awarded the Kathy Smith Pinnacle Award at Leadership Link’s annual luncheon in June 2019. A Lancaster County employee since 2001, Jenny has worked at Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County since 2012, currently as its Administrative Services Officer. Leadership Link is a local government chapter of the National Management Association dedicated to building leadership bench strength and harnessing the leadership qualities that reside in all of us.

Leadership Link created this award in memory of Kathy Smith, who was employed as the Assistant Purchasing Agent in the Purchasing Division of the City Finance Department. Kathy was a positive, inspiring and kind person. She was attentive to the needs of others and a very directed, focused professional. Award recipients are selected on the basis of exemplifying Kathy’s example and qualities.

Jenny was nominated by Ann Ames, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners. Ann wrote, “Jenny is very engaged in the work she does for County Extension and the people they serve. Jenny is involved in a variety of different activities ranging from accounting to upgrading the facility. Jenny brings a positive attitude and can-do spirit to all tasks and is supportive and helpful to those she supervises. She maintains professionalism and integrity in all she does.”