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Meet Debbie Manning

Jul 01, 2014 04:18PM ● By Amber Foster

Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

When Debbie Manning moved to El Dorado Hills 22 years ago, she immediately fell in love with the small-town feel. At the time, she had two young children and was looking for an area with good schools and outdoor spaces for them to play. “I liked the sense of community,” Manning says. “People here genuinely cared about the city where they lived.” Manning is now the president and CEO of the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, and while her primary goal is to create job and business opportunities, she also aims to preserve the neighborhood atmosphere that initially drew her to the region. 

Manning first became aware of the Chamber through her participation in her children’s after-school activities. She was a PTA mom and a coach for her children’s basketball and soccer teams, as well as an avid supporter of Scrip, a partnership program with local merchants that raises money for area high schools. After her initial appointment at the Chamber in 2001, Manning put her past experience in business to good use, doing whatever she could to support local businesses and nonprofits. She has also served on the advisory board for Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Snowline Hospice board, among other community outreach organizations. “I’ve always known the importance of giving back when you can,” Manning insists. “What you put in comes back to you threefold.”

For more about Debbie Manning and other local happenings and information, be sure to pick up this month's copy of Style – Folsom, El Dorado Hills edition.