Betty Lessert, executive director of M. I. Lewis Social Service Center in Dickinson, is a woman of action — professional, armed with information and instructions for those volunteering, always focused on getting the work done and serving the people. It’s been this way for the last 14 years since she assumed the leadership position.

“Fortunately for us, Betty is a fast learner and the glue holding our service center together through several moves, hurricanes, floods and the pandemic,” board member Mary Dunbaugh said.

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Holly McDonald

Congratulations on your retirement Betty! You are a true treasure in this community.

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