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By - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Photo courtesy of the Upstate WIBLou Stackhouse, executive director of Union Disabilities and Special Needs, has been appointed to the Upstate Workforce Investment Board.
Photo courtesy of the Upstate WIBLou Stackhouse, executive director of Union Disabilities and Special Needs, has been appointed to the Upstate Workforce Investment Board.
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UNION — The executive director of Union Disabilities and Special Needs Board is the newest member of the Upstate Workforce Investment Board.


Ann Angermeier, executive director of the Upstate WIB, announced this week that Lou Stackouse has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the board. She said that Stackhouse will fill a vacated community-based organization slot on the Upstate WIB.


The Upstate WIB serves Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union Counties. The board receives funding from the U. S. Department of Labor to carry out employment and training activities in the Upstate area.


Stachouse said she is looking forward to serving on the board and sees it as a means to bring more opportunity to Union County.


“I’ll be on the board of directors,” Stackhouse said. “I do look forward to this assignment. Anything that will help Union to advance in business and community opportunities would be a privilege to be a part of.”


Stackouse added that serving on the WIB is another way for her to serve the community.


“I’m involved with Civitans, Salvation Army, and Meals on Wheels,” Stackhouse said. “This will be another way for me to do what I enjoy doing.”


Union Disabilities and Special Needs provides support and services to people with special needs and their families in Union County. Those services include early intervention, service coordination, day program services, and residential placement. The board was chartered in 1985 and continues to grown and provide much-needed services for Union County.


Stachouse herself has worked with people with special needs since 1977. She has been executive director of the DSN for the past 17 years.


Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at cwarner@civitasmedia.com.


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