John Kolness serves on the Norman County EDA board representing the City of Hendrum. John has previously served as Mayor of Hendrum, Chair of the Hendrum EDA, the Hendrum Volunteer Fire Department as well as a number of other community organizations. Besides serving on the Norman Count EDA board he currently serves on the board of Rural Enrichment and Counseling Services (REACH). He graduated from Hendrum-Perley High School in 1979 and has been a lifelong resident of his community. Some of his goals as a member of the EDA are to attract more residents, businesses and recreational activities to the area as well as to help bring about positive changes that will help make that happen. For the past thirty years he has owned and operated Heritage Publications, LLC in Hendrum which produces multiple newspaper and specialty magazine titles. He has 4 children and 4 grandchildren.