Civic Leadership Award

Courtney Cole and Mayor Brad Eales
Courtney Cole accompanied by Mayor Brad Eales.

Courtney Cole was recognized for her community service and leadership during the MML West Gate Region Awards Banquet on July 25. She was accompanied by Excelsior Springs Mayor Brad Eales.

Courtney is our community cheerleader, providing positive messages about Excelsior Springs internally and externally. She is all things Excelsior Springs.

Courtney is the Business Community Liaison for the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center. She lives in Excelsior Springs with her husband, Dr. Jason Cole, and their daughter, Mackenzie.

Courtney is an appointed representative by the City of Excelsior Springs to the Clay County MU Extension, where she currently serves as chair. She serves as treasurer for the Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation. She is a board member and grant writer for the Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs, a nonprofit that serves the poor. She is a Board of Trustees member for the Clay County Public Health Department and an officer of the Excelsior Springs SAFE Committee for Substance Abuse Free Environments. She is a member and past president of the Excelsior Springs Chapter of Business Women of Missouri. She is a member of the Excelsior Springs Rotary Club and a member of Chapter C.J. Excelsior Springs P.E.O.

Prior work in Excelsior Springs include serving as the Chamber Director and serving as Executive Director for the Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation.

Courtney received the Excelsior Springs Standard’s PRIDE Service Award in 2015 in recognition of continual and exceptional contributions and service to the Excelsior Springs community.

She created a local Facebook Group that has grown to over 10,000 members, informing them of community events, showcasing local business, and answering community questions. Her established media groups connect people to job openings, volunteer opportunities, events, introductions of new businesses and items for sale within businesses, and generally all things to promote or connect individuals, businesses and groups to interested markets. She is our local 411.