Janelle Reed appointed to Springfield News-Leader Editorial Advisory Board
Rosie is excited to celebrate member Janelle Reed, who has been appointed to the Springfield News-Leader's Editorial Advisory Board.
Reed is the founder of SingleMomzRock, a nonprofit that provides resources and support to single mothers throughout southwest Missouri. Reed is also the co-founder of Empowered for Life, a mentor based program to aims to lift single mothers out of poverty. She has previously served as a member of the Poverty Collaborative of Springfield, MO and Junior League of Springfield. Reed was the recipient of The Gift of Time award in 2015 presented by the City of Springfield and was nominated for the Most Influential Women award from Springfield Business Journal in 2015 and 2016. She remains active in the Springfield community and volunteers with several different area non-profits.
The Springfield News-Leader established the Editorial Advisory Board in late 2016, with the goal of providing additional perspectives to the publication's editorial staff. Members of the advisory board meet regularly with editorial staff to discuss community issues, upcoming editorials, and various viewpoints. Members of the advisory board are also provided with opportunities to have their own opinions printed, which helps the publication achieve one of their missions of including more voices in the opinion section.
Members of the editorial advisory board will rotate regularly in order to incorporate a diverse representation of the community. Rosie member Kate Millington previously served on the editorial advisory board.