The Great Start Early Childhood Showcase with Representative Matt Huuki was sponsored by the Iron County Great Start Collaborative, Iron County Great Start Partnership and NORTHSTAR Health System-Iron River.

On Friday, October 7, Great Start partnership leaders set a goal of showing Representative Huuki all the outstanding efforts being made to promote early childhood opportunities for our youngest citizens in Iron County-Mission Accomplished!

The Matt Huuki showcase event was a great example of how it takes an entire community to raise a child. Representative Huuki told community leaders that Iron County is a great place to raise a family! Matt also recognized the dedication and strong work ethic Iron County leaders showed in teaching and supporting young children. Even though the buildings and facilities were outstanding, Matt was most impressed with the people who were working with Iron County children.

Like the Dickinson-Iron Great Start Collaborative Project Coordinator, Barb Reisner always says, "We are all in this together! The earlier we provide children with learning opportunities, the more successful their education future will be! Representative Matt Huuki is a very dedicated, compassionate and energized family member, community member and legislator. We can be very proud to have Matt Huuki represent the needs of our Iron County families and community."

Left to right: Joyce Ziegler, Liz Gudwer, Becky Waters, Barb Reisner, Matt Huuki, Dr. Tiffany Darling, Karen Mooney, Denise Maloney and Peg James.