Entries by Lisa Rivers


Flooding Causes Closure of Don Woodward ORC Building

Ottawa—Flooding from Saturday night’s storm has closed the Don Woodward ORC Building, 517 E. 3rd St., for three to five days. Beginning Monday, June 24, ECKAN’s Summer Lunch Bunch will move temporarily to the Ottawa Recreation Commission Goppert Building, 705 W. 15th St. ECKAN Franklin County Community Center services will be temporarily housed at  ECKAN’s…Read More→

Farewell to Employees

To The Employees of ECKAN: As I prepare to step down as the CEO of ECKAN, I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support during my tenure of 47 years.  The agency has been able to accomplish much in meeting the needs of those we serve.  This could not have happened…Read More→

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ECKAN Adds Five Counties to Its Weatherization Program Service Area

To increase efficiency and maintain quality service to clients, Kansas Housing Resources Corp. announced the realignment of service providers for the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program. Effective June 1, ECKAN will become the new weatherization service provider for Allen, Bourbon, Linn, Morris, and Woodson counties. South Central Kansas Economic Development District – SCKEDD will become the new…Read More→

U.S. Rep Steve Watkins to Co-Sponsor Anti Poverty Bill

U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins has announced he will join more than 30 of his congressional colleagues to co-sponsor HR 1695, the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019 (HR 1695). This act is a major funding source for many anti-poverty services ECKAN provides in nine counties in east-central Kansas. H.R. 1695 will renew the…Read More→


Crystal Anderson Named ECKAN CEO

Crystal Anderson will assume the position of ECKAN CEO on June 1, 2019.  She is currently Assistant CEO and has been with the agency since 2013. “Over the last several years Crystal has helped grow ECKAN through new initiatives within our communities, and has become well known and respected by our partners at the local,…Read More→