Meet Us

2022 VCED Board of Directors

Valley County Economic Development is formed through an interlocal agreement with the City of Ord, Valley County, Ord Area Chamber of Commerce and Greater Loup Valley Activities, Inc. Each entity appoints two representative to serve on the VCED Board of Directors.

Dan Vech

President

Ord Area Chamber of Commerce

Dan Piskorski

VP & TREASURER
Valley County

Russ Callan

SECRETARY

City of Ord

Nancy Glaubke

Greater Loup Valley Activities

Dan Petska

City of Ord

Mike Blaha

Ord Area Chamber of Commerce

Pat Waldmann

Valley County

Matt Woodward

Greater Loup Valley Activities

2022 Ord Area Chamber Board of Directors

The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is appointed by members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Jessalyn Crawford

President

Hey Honey Boutique

Mattison Ference

VICE PRESIDENT

Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Kim Koch

Treasurer

Amber Mentzer

SECRETARY

American Family Insurance- Justin Thompson Agency

Arielle Brinkman

Loup Valley Dental

Dalton Davis

Great Western Bank

Rachel Fox

KNLV Radio

Steve Klimek

Anderson Pharmacy

Christy Oestreich

Ace Hardware

Scott Philbrick

Scott’s Auto

Staff

Becky Ries

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hi, I’m Becky! I was born and raised in Nebraska and have lived in beautiful Valley County since 1997. I fell in love with the area the first time I visited, and my passion for this region has continued to grow.  We live in a unique and supportive community that is full of amazing, hard-working people.  I love meeting new people, as well as connecting with those I’ve known for years. 

I consider it an honor to be part of an organization that is here to assist people and businesses in any way we can.  Whether moving to this community, starting a new business, bringing in resources, or looking to get involved…we are here and ready to help.   

In my opinion, Valley County is the heart of the Good Life, and I believe it is an exceptional best place to call home, raise a family, retire, explore, invest, and grow a business.  The opportunities are endless, the support is outstanding, and I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to help assist Valley County as we continue to grow and expand.  

Katie Walmsley

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Hi, I’m Katie!  I have the unique experience of being a Valley County resident by choice.  When people ask me why I chose to plant my roots in Ord I like to say phrases like “life just took me here” or “it just feels different.”  The truth is, it’s the combination of amazing people and beautiful places that made this unique location my chosen home.  I’m so thankful to work every day advocating for my community, sharing it’s stories and celebrating its successes.