The Jacks Fork Watershed Committee hired Eminence native Teresa Ipock Acord as project technician in an area that includes Texas County.
Acord has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a MBA from Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar.
She is a 1990 graduate of Eminence High School and spent several years in the Branson-Springfield area, where she was a bank manager officer for Ozark Mountain Bank and involved in many committees, community activities and projects. She returned to Eminence in 2004 where she and husband, Jim, reside with their two sons. She also owns and operates The Knapp House Bed & Breakfast in Eminence.
Her duties will be to create an informational outreach program regarding septic system installations and proper maintenance of existing systems to potential project participants. She will also coordinate publicity, media contacts and public relations to ensure local media and residents of Howell, Shannon, and Texas counties are informed about the project and how it will reduce non-point pollution and improve the water quality of the Jacks Fork River.
Acord will develop and hold nine informational/educational workshops to inform and educate project participants of non-point pollution, water quality, septic systems, maintenance of systems and the importance of these factors in relation to the Jacks Fork Watershed.