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Richard Erickson was elected the Chair of The Resource Center’s Board of Directors during the agency’s Annual Meeting, held at TRC’s administrative offices on Dunham Avenue in Celoron.
Also elected as officers for the Board’s 2022-23 term were Richard Kimball, Vice Chair; Dr. Dawn Columbare, Secretary; and Dr. Todd Jacobson, Treasurer.
Elected to two-year Board terms were Timothy Adam, Douglas Anderson, Robert Goold, Donna Haenggi, Patricia Perlee, and Barbara Stewart. Tim, Doug, Donna and Patty were reelected to the Board. Bob and Barb took the places of Rebecca Hamlet Kapple and Wayne Ormsby, who each had served on the Board for several years. Bob joins the board for the first time, while Barb served on the Board previously.
Elected to the Nominating Committee for The Resource Center’s 2023 election were Wayne Hotelling, June Jacobson and Gregory Krauza.
Reports on The Resource Center’s 2021 activities were given by Patty, who was the Board Chair the previous three years, and Executive Director Denise Jones. Todd gave the financial report, in which he noted The Resource Center finished the year with a positive net operating result. It marked the seventh straight year TRC has achieved a positive net operating result.
In appreciation for her years of service as Board Chair, Patty received a painting made by an artist with disabilities in The Resource Center’s art program, as well as a plaque-mounted gavel. Wayne Ormsby and Rebecca also received paintings.
The meeting included a presentation by John Vogan, Residence Coordinator Supervisor, and Susan Gutierrez, Art Teacher, about TRC’s KeyBank Art House at Edgewater. The facility, to be built along Eighth Street across the Chadakoin River from McCrea Point Park, will become the new home of The Resource Center’s art program for people with disabilities.
The Resource Center is a not-for-profit organization that has been supporting people with disabilities in Chautauqua County since 1958. In addition, TRC performs subcontracting work for local businesses and the federal government at manufacturing centers in Dunkirk and Jamestown. For more information, phone 716-483-2344 or visit www.resourcecenter.org.