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City of Alton, IL – 2020 Outstanding Community Partner Award Finalist

Deanna Barnes at the City of Alton, Illinois is one of the 2020 Outstanding Community Partner Award finalists!

Every year, EPIC-N celebrates outstanding contributions by university programs and community partners through the 2020 EPIC-N awards.

Deanna has been an amazing partner to work with for the City of Alton. Her passion for improving her community is infectiousness and it created drive within the SIUE Successful Communities Collaborative (SSCC) team and students. Deanna went above and beyond during the Pop-Up Event demonstrating the proposed Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. Students coordinated all of the efforts, but Deanna was hands on with helping the students spray paint a bike lane and went with students to talk to business owners during the event so she could exactly understand their thoughts on the proposal. Program leaders know that with her passion for the City of Alton, and her approval of the program’s deliverables, the relationship with her and SSCC will continue for years to come.