Peggy Says Goodbye

Peggy Mahaney retired from the Center on Jan 30, 2015, after 21 years of outstanding service. She has been “the glue” for our small business development program REAP, serving our staff of business specialists across the state and our hundreds of clients. It’s our privilege to share her retirement goodbye with you.

It has been an honor to be part of the Center for Rural Affairs for the last 21 years, and I wish to express my appreciation for the Center’s work in rural America issues.

Leaving has not been easy. I have loved my job and have enjoyed being part of the Center’s REAP staff as we help clients start or expand their businesses in rural and small-town communities in Nebraska.

I wish to express my thanks for the friendship over the years of working from the main office here at Lyons, Nebraska, and a special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for his leadership with the REAP program. 
Kim Preston and I have been working together as my replacement and she has done a tremendous job. I know I can hand my job over to her without any problem.

I’m looking forward to retirement. My husband, Keith and I plan on traveling, doing a lot of fishing, and attend our grandchildren’s school events. I also plan on finishing many quilts and keeping up with gardening.

Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Center for Rural Affairs. Keep up the fantastic work.

The thanks are all ours. Have a wonderful retirement, Peggy!