WILLMAR -- Cathy Bays has been hired as housing director for Independence Place Senior Housing Cooperative, 1400 Willmar Ave. S.E., in Willmar.
She manages a 36-unit independent living cooperative, conducts tours and completes sales, works with member committees to plan social events and maintain the building, and oversees financial management of the cooperative.
She has a bachelor's degree in office administration from Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., worked 15 years in bank management at Bank of America in Kansas City, Mo., and was administrative secretary at Community Christian School in Willmar for two years. She can be reached at 320-222-8988.