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Benton & Franklin Community Leaders Meet to Determine Area Needs

KENNEWICK, Wash. - About 100 different community leaders of Benton and Franklin counties gathered at the United Way in Kennewick Thursday to determine the counties greatest needs.

A few of the top priorities included increasing high school graduation rates, and increasing services for the elderly and people with disabilities.

They said Thursday's meeting is one step to better meet our area's needs.

"As we raise children in the community, as we age in the community, as see the needs in the community, we want it to be the best community we can have it to be. Because it has to do with our own quality of life and the life of our children," said Rod Webring, United Way Board Member.    

Next leaders and volunteers said they will develop a plan to meet the area's greatest needs. They hope to implement that plan by January next year.

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