Francine Pratt, GMLC 2019, was awarded the 2020 ATHENA International Award by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman, or man, who is honored for attaining professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their achievement of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Francine is the Director of Prosper Springfield. Prosper Springfield was created in March 2017 to collaborate with the 300+ entities in the community working to make the Springfield community more prosperous. In October 2015, the Impacting Poverty Commission in Springfield produced a call to action report after 18 months of studying the causes and effects of poverty. Prosper Springfield is charged with reporting to the community how well they are progressing with the recommendations in the report.