CFI dedicates Meendering House

COURTESY PHOTO Standing in front of the newly named Meendering House, 1820 Meadowlark Lane, are, from left, Rhonda Hanson, Drew Weinreis, Jerry Mencke and Randy and Susan Meendering.

HURON — In recognition of Randall Meendering’s contributions to the Huron community, and in appreciation for his efforts in support of the Center for Independence, the CFI is proud to announce the renaming and rededication of their home located at 1820 Meadowlark Lane as the Meendering House.

During his tenure as CEO, Meendering has guided the organization through five new residential building projects, countless remodeling projects, expansion to have a presence in seven communities and has grown the program to become the third largest Community Support Provider in South Dakota.

Meendering is known for his leadership, vision, forthright honesty, integrity and coalition building. His presence and guidance will be greatly missed by all those he has impacted over the course of his years. The Board of Directors is pleased to recognize Randy’s commitment with this dedication and naming of this home as the Meendering House.

“Thank you to Kristin and the Center for Independence Board for this recognition,” Meendering said during the dedication. “It is an honor to have my service recognized alongside the organization founders. I will take this opportunity to point out that there have been and are, many other long term employees who are no less deserving of recognition. Thank you to those whose service has made the organization successful. It was an honor to work with so many dedicated co-workers and Board members. I loved my work and the people we work for.”

Meendering will be remembered throughout the agency as a strong advocate for people with developmental disabilities for years to come.

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