Belton's Economic Development Director named Professional Economic Dev

Published on June 25, 2021


The city of Belton has accomplished a great deal in recent years diversifying and growing our employment base, housing stock and investing in infrastructure. The Missouri Economic Development Council recognized this success and has named Carolyn Yatsook, Belton’s economic development director, as its 2021 Professional Economic Developer of the Year – a recognition not just of her leadership but of the larger team of hardworking city professionals who are essential to any success we’ve earned. Click here for the full press release(PDF, 112KB).

Carolyn Yatsook, Belton Economic Development city of Belton economic development director, second from right, was named the 2021 Economic Developer of the Year at Missouri Economic Development Council’s 2021 annual meeting at Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Pictured left to right is, Jonas Arjes, president, MEDC; Lisa Franklin, Evergy lead economic development manager; Yatsook; Scott Sattler, MEDC president-elect.

Photo credit: Jim Fram, MEDC executive director