The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) Board of Trustees elected four new officers to lead the Foundation for one year, with their officer terms ending in March 2021. Scott McLennan of Rogers City is the new President; Debra Kruttlin of Harrisville is the new Vice President; Andy Stone of Presque Isle is the new Secretary; and Katie Young-Engstrom of Alpena is the new Treasurer. Tim Kuehnlein of Alpena is the out-going president, and will continue on the Executive Committee as Past President.
“The Community Foundation is fortunate to be led by a committed group of individuals who represent our communities in geography, as well as through many different professional and personal aspects,” said Patrick Heraghty, CFNEM Executive Director. “They are engaged, believe strongly in our mission, and are excited about what’s in store for CFNEM and our communities.”
CFNEM’s new President, Scott McLennan also currently serves as the Rogers City Mayor, as well as having served on many other local nonprofit boards. He is a lifelong resident of northeast Michigan, born in Rogers City.
"It will be another great year of working with our professional, dedicated staff, along with a Board of Directors committed to strengthening the northeast Michigan region, investing in a better tomorrow," said McLennan. "It is my hope that in 2020 CFNEM will continue its outreach to those citizens with a giving heart, encouraging them to support the cause of strengthening communities. Infrastructure projects that enhance the community, increasing scholarships and educational opportunities, promoting the arts, safeguarding our precious environment, as well as caring for those in greatest need will all remain center stage."
McLennan says he loves that northeast Michigan allows its citizens the opportunity to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings without the crowds.
"We have it all," he says. "Parks, forests, rivers, lakes, trails. We have so much to be thankful for in this gift we call the 'Sunrise Side of Michigan'".
Completing their third three-year terms on the CFNEM Board of Trustees in March 2020 were Christine Baumgardner, Lora Greene and Carl Woloszyk. Youth Trustee Jenna Peterson completed her two-year term on the CFNEM board, with Evan Carlson taking over the position for 2020-2021.
Scott McLennan, President
Debra Kruttlin, Vice President
Andy Stone, Secretary
Katie Young-Engstrom, Treasurer
Timothy Kuehnlein, Past President
Patrick Heraghty, Ex Officio and Executive Director
Patty Archambo (SACF representative)
Evan Carlson (Youth Trustee)
Cliff Miller (ICCF representative)
Leah Themel (Youth Trustee-Elect)
The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to providing people who care about the future of our area with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come.