Wausau River District Announces New Assistant Director
Wausau, WI. (2/10/20) – The Wausau River District announces the recent hire of Leah Van De Loo as its assistant director. She starts her new position on February 24th.
Leah is a 2018 graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in cultural geography with a minor in peace and justice studies. Her past work experience includes being a justice system advocate at the Women’s Community.
Most recently, a program manager at Rasmussen College. Van De Loo’s hire brings the Wausau River District back up to two year-round staff. Blake Opal-Wahoske, the organization’s executive director, believes that hiring an assistant director is necessary. “Over the last five years, the organization has been growing at an unexpected rate, which makes it necessary to have two year-round staff. Leah is an ideal hire for the position because of her background in advocacy and community engagement, as well as her passion for the Wausau community.”
Wausau River District Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Main Street America program whose mission is to promote and facilitate the economic vitality and historic preservation of downtown Wausau for the benefit of the entire community. It encompasses more than 250 businesses, spanning an approximate 34 square block area of downtown Wausau on the east and west sides of the Wisconsin River.