A Team Approach to Hometown Development
The Brookfield Area Growth Partnership (BAGP), a collaborative team of community stakeholders, is represented on its board of directors by The City of Brookfield, Brookfield Industrial Development Authority (IDA), Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, Pershing Health Systems, and Brookfield RIII School District, along with representatives from local lending institutions, businesses, civic organizations, and youth. The overarching mission of this organization is to create a higher quality of life, stronger business environment, and greater economic opportunity in the Brookfield/Linn County area by merging the efforts and resources of the major community/economic development partners together into a seamless network—more simply put—an organization that leads from a “big picture” perspective.
Meet BAGP Executive Director Becky Cleveland
Becky Cleveland is the Executive Director of the Brookfield Area Growth Partnership, a public/private team of Brookfield Area community stakeholders including healthcare, education, government, business, and youth…coordinating a focused team approach. Her responsibilities include heading up work in community/economic development and planning, leadership, downtown revitalization, and small business sustainability.
Becky has been an active member of the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) since 2001. During that time she has served as a district director, co-chair of the Professional Development Committee, and spent four years on the executive committee. In 2008 she had the distinction of being named the organization’s Professional Economic Developer of the Year for her work promoting rural entrepreneurship.
In 2012 Becky earned the designation of Professional Community and Economic Developer from the Community Development Council.