The Young Professionals of Cowley County periodically recognizes outstanding young professionals with the Rising Star Award. Nominees should be highly active in the community, committed to making a difference, and 21-40 years of age. Joe Wood received this award on Tuesday, July 5th in a surprise visit from the YP Board at a swim meet at the Winfield Aquatic Center.
Joe Wood has been the head coach for the Winfield Swim Club since 2009 and a coach for the Southwestern Women’s Soccer Team since 2005. He also serves on many community boards of directors including: Winfield Recreation Commission, Winfield Isle of Lights, and Martin Luther King, Jr Task Force. Joe volunteers his time and talents with the local boy scouts, Holy Name Catholic Church, and the Winfield Country Club. Every summer, Joe also helps with the safety training of the Winfield Aquatic Center lifeguards.
Joe continues to make outstanding contributions to our community and is a great example for young professionals in Cowley County.