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Healthcare and Social Assistance
A healthy community is one of Bourbon County’s top priorities. Several healthcare providers serve the Bourbon County community with primary care, emergency department, and many ancillary services.
Nationwide, employment in healthcare services increased 92% from 1990 to 2015. For Bourbon County, in 2017, health services ranked number 3 in terms of employment. Also, in 2017, the health care sector’s impact on retail sales was $19,308,000, county sales tax impact of $270,000, and a total impact of $65,378,000. (Kansas Health Association, 2017)
Just take a stroll down Historic Downtown Fort Scott and you will see the momentum and revitalization! You will fnd shops, retaurants, bars, and housing. Perfectly situated along Highway 69 directly across from the National Fort Scott Historic Site!
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Economic Development Director
Jody Hoener, LBSW MBA
Jody Hoener is the Economic Development Director for Bourbon County and serves as the coordinator for the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team’s BCBS Pathways to Healthy Kansas Grant. Jody has led efforts in addressing county health rankings through a policy, systems, and environment approach with a focus to improve quality of life and encourage economic growth. Through her work she gained experience in community development, strategic planning, and community outreach. This work has a broad impact through citizen engagement which Jody fnds very fulfilling. She enjoys bringing people together, learning from others’ experiences and expertise, and driving positive change.
Jody’s passion for rural community development, improving health outcomes, and extensive experience provide the county with a valuable perspective. Living and working in a rural community with health outcomes in the bottom 10% has afforded her the opportunity to learn about building a culture focusing on health through policy, systems, and environmental change. As the leader of the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team, she has learned lessons with a team that has experienced great success in gaining the resources and community support needed to implement initiatives focused on increasing access to physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco cessation.
As the Economic Development Director for Bourbon County, her professional priorities align regional goals in building and fostering healthy Kansas communities. She is passionate about addressing health outcomes, enhancing quality of life and encouraging economic growth.
Bourbon County Economic News
February 17, 2021 Wednesday 3:00 pm The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all three Commissioners and the County Clerk present. Susan Bancroft was also present for the meeting. Clifton made...
February 9, 2021 Tuesday 9:00 am The Bourbon County Commission met in open session with all three Commissioners, the County Counselor and the County Clerk present. Also present were the following;...
February 2, 2021 9:00 am The Bourbon County Commissioners met in open session with all three Commissioners, the County Counselor and the County Clerk present. Also present were the following; (some...