Community lauds its leaders
Emory said he is honored and humbled to receive the Russ Award and attributes his success to others who have worked alongside him.
“We never do anything alone,” he said. “I had some great directors and employees who helped.”
Emory, a Ruston resident and native of Choudrant, said other Lincoln Parish residents, including his own grandfather and other family members, influenced him.
“I had role models and mentors,” he said. “Lincoln Parish is a great place. Everybody cares about everyone else and wants them to do well, and that’s all been a part of what’s helped me.”