Rural Trailblazer: Amanda Mack

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to the Rural Trailblazer Series and introduce you to Amanda Mack, our first Rural Trailblazer.



What is a Rural Trailblazer?


Rural Trailblazers are individuals who impact and strengthen their rural communities through their passion for life. Rural Trailblazers are teachers and leaders, volunteers and professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives. Rural Trailblazers create positive change through both a passionate commitment to progress and a deep respect for the traditions and past of the communities they serve. They are the mothers, daughters, and sisters working and living right beside us, the ones who inspire us every day.






How did Amanda Mack become our first trailblazer?


Quite simply, we wrote the above definition for her. We first met Amanda Mack at the She Is, Spencer IA conference where she served as a panelist. At the time, Mack served as the City Manager in Spencer and we were immediately inspired by her drive, sense of humor, and commitment to community.


We’re heading to Watertown, SD this week where Amanda now serves as the community’s very first City Manager to talk all things rural, including family, farming, civil service, and shoes. No joke, search #shoesofwatertown for a fun and inspiring look at the incredible things happening in Watertown.


For now, we’ll leave you with one big question for our very first Trailblazer, and look forward to sharing more about her story in the weeks to come!



RKCo: What is Amanda Mack’s “why”?


"I truly just want to leave this world a better place than when I found it. And that means being committed to raising kind and thoughtful kids, being involved in my community, and working hard to improve my little corner of the earth while I can."

~A. Mack



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