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Nonprofit Aiding Disabled Workers Marks 60 Years; Executive Director Passes Torch After 39

While the Cache Employment and Training Center has been pursuing the same mission for 60 years now, its anniversary celebration Friday came at a time when a lot else is changing.

One of those changes is who’ll be leading the nonprofit, which helps disabled people gain employment and life skills through training and other resources.


After 21 years as director and 39 years overall at CETC, Kae Lynn Beecher is passing the executive director’s torch to Sandra Smith. At Friday’s anniversary picnic in Willow Park with dozens of the center’s clients, staff and family in attendance, Beecher made that more than just an expression by gifting Smith a prop torch. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.