Adam Steppe (seen right) of Effingham has officially been seated as a new board member by the C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation Board of Directors. Steppe was designated to serve on the C.E.F.S. Board of Directors by Rush Truck Centers and will represent the private sector for Effingham County on the board. He will serve on the C.E.F.S. Board of Directors personnel, membership and the economic development and employment committees.
Steppe holds a degree in economics from the University of Illinois and has been employed as the Chief Financial Officer for Effingham Truck Sales for six years. Steppe has strong compassion for helping people in need and is an active member in his community and county and is also affiliated with Cornerstone Christian Church. He expressed his belief that it is our civic duty to make sure the low-income, elderly and disabled are cared for and have enough income to support themselves with basic necessities, which is accomplished through community action, fundraising and outreach. With his volunteer service on the C.E.F.S. Board of Directors, Steppe hopes to help make strides toward the ultimate goal of bringing disadvantaged individuals and families to economic self-sufficiency through education to lessen and eventually break the cycle of poverty for future generations.
C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is a not-for-profit, community action agency providing comprehensive human service programs for the low and moderate income individuals in Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Moultrie, Christian and Montgomery counties. The agency mission is to provide opportunities for people through education and support to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.
For more information about the community action agency and its programs, please contact the C.E.F.S. Effingham County Outreach Office at 202 North Banker Street in Effingham at 217/347-7514, the C.E.F.S. central office at 217-342-2193 or visit the agency website at www.cefseoc.org.