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New Vale chamber president focused on the community

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

VALE – Heidi Fitzgerald believes community matters.

That is why she is excited about her new position as the president of the Vale Chamber of Commerce.

“Our community has always been an important aspect of my life,” said Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald, who works at the Vale branch of U.S. Bank, stepped into the chamber president position last month. She replaces Vale resident Dwight Keller.

Fitzgerald said she was interested in the volunteer position because she believes more people should be involved in the Vale community. She said many community organizations – including the chamber – rely on volunteers.

“Giving back to the community is such a great feeling,” said Fitzgerald. “But when the volunteer rate drops these organizations start to suffer.”

Setting an example through volunteer work is vital for her, said Fitzgerald.

“It is important for me that I set the standard for my children . . .