HPPR hosts & contributors
Community: Garden City, KS
Profession: retired; community volunteer
Don Harness, 58, is a lifelong resident of Garden City, KS and a first term board member dedicated to making HPPR a sustainable fixture of the High Plains. Most of his career was spent as a goldsmith for Regan Jewelers in Garden City, KS.
A multiple sclerosis imposed retirement led him to his presidency of the 501c3 Finney County Preservation Alliance dedicated to preservation in general and the Windsor Hotel of Garden City in particular. He is married to Nancy Harness (Keller) and the father of three.
Don knows from personal experience the role that HPPR plays in providing a world view tempered by a local perspective that affords us the common understanding necessary to find solutions to regional challenges. The quality of life enhanced by a community resource like HPPR is essential in drawing sparse regional capital together and making the area worthy of investment.