Fearless leader. Mission-driven. Results-focused. Caring. Instiller of positive change.
Those are just some of the ways Chelsea Oliver's nominators described her. For examples, they cite her role as co-founder of the Corry Young Professionals Network; her service on the board of directors for the Corry Higher Education Council, Corry Area Arts Council, and the Northwest PA Trail Association; her impact in the Jefferson Educational Society's Civic Leadership Academy; and time as a former Chairwoman of Impact Corry.
And how she was an original steering committee member for the Corry Community Strategic Plan, and is a current committee member for Improve and Link Our Green Spaces, Strengthen Our City's Balance Sheet, and the Rail + Trail Park. Oh, and also was a former Corry City Councilwoman, and director of parks and public properties.
Of this Ellwood City native who moved to Corry in 2014 and "fell in love with my community," one of her nominators added: "She is not afraid to do the work that needs done. She is a true community champion, leader, volunteer, and friend."
More than her nominators recognize this; her community does. In 2019, this Seton Hill University alum who went on to earn a master's degree from Point Park University won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Corry Area Chamber of Commerce.
"We can create a better future for all of us," says this power-lifting enthusiast, who's still in search of her snow sport but also enjoys hiking and walking local trails, doing yoga, and reading.
"Being able to accomplish that relies on folks having that same vision for the future and a mindset that it can happen, and anything is possible right here in Erie County."