Riffle selected to serve on Promise Zone board.

August 16, 2022

Chad Riffle

Riffle selected to serve on Promise Zone board.

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The Mason County Promise Zone Board recently selected Chad Riffle as its newest member. Riffle, who grew up in Mason County, was recently hired as the dean of students for West Shore Educational Service District’s Career Tech and ASM Tech Early college programs. Even with this new role, he said he felt compelled to do more for Mason County’s youth. 

“I have spent most of my life in Mason County, growing up in Fountain and attending Mason County Eastern through eighth grade,” Riffle said. “I love this community and call it home. I believe in education and the benefits it offers our kids. I want to support that educational attainment in any way that I can.”

As a Promise Board member, Riffle said he hopes to make greater positive change.  He said he believes the local investment in the Promise scholarship says to students, “We believe in you. You are valuable and we want you to achieve all that you can.” 

Riffle also said he believes the Promise provides local community, schools and higher education with a message of hope.  “That message is felt by everyone, not just students utilizing it. The Promise is a valuable asset to our community, and I want to do my part to ensure it continues long into the future.”

Riffle will complete a term begun by the late Jim McLean, which will continue through December 2024, with the option to renew for a four-year term. The Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board is an 11-member public board that governs the Promise Zone scholarship and related activities. For more information related to local educational attainment goals in Mason County or the Promise Scholarship, visit MasonCountyCAN.org and MasonCountyPromise.org.

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