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Name: Amy Bliefnick

Age: 60

Occupation: Executive Director of Macon Resources, Inc.

City of Residence: Decatur 

You say you've lived in Decatur for almost your entire life. What's your favorite thing about the city? 

It's the people. I think the people in Decatur are outstanding. Everyone here has such a "can-do" attitude, and it makes me proud to be from Decatur. There's so much to do here! It's also a nice place to raise a family, go to church and get involved with the community. 

Why is community involvement important to you?

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It enriches your life by giving you a chance to give back. Through that giving back, you gain friendship, and opportunities to enrich others by making this a great place to live. It also makes you a stronger individual. My life is so rich because of some of the friendships I've made here. 

What's the best part of your job?

I joined Macon Resources in January, and I feel so blessed to be here. It's because of our clients. We get to see them every day, and every day I get to see them grow and learn. They have such wonderful spirits and attitudes, that it makes me a better person. 

Looking forward, do you have any goals you'd like to accomplish with Macon Resources?

I think a lot of people don't know what we do here. I'd like us to be better educators of the opportunities that we offer our clients, because I don't know if we do enough to tell those stories. I want to invite people to see the facility, show the place, and make people more aware. I also want to grow the program by placing our clients in jobs for growth opportunities. 

Outside of work, what are some things you like to do in your spare time?

I love to golf, I love to boat, I love to play tennis, I love to be with my friends and family and I love to enjoy life. 

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