In Roman architecture, a keystone is a small stone that holds up the large arches in some of the grandest buildings. The regional network Keystone Award is given to an individual who connects and supports many other partners and efforts to improve the overall quality of the system and bring new opportunities to the region.
Kristi has been on the ground floor of the development of the regional network from the beginning. She held one of the first round tables in the region for community leaders to hear about the vision, plan for the statewide initiative, and become inspired to support the development of young people across the community. She is truly a Keystone Leader.