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German Village Society

Likins elected board of trustees president

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

There's been a reshuffling of officers on the German Village Society Board of Trustees.

Jeanne Likins was elected president at the board's Oct. 14 meeting. She replaces Bill Case, who is still on the board.

Likins has been an active member of the community since 1984, when she and her husband, Joe Flood, moved to German Village. She has served continuously on the board since 2005.

"I'm excited to be president," Likins said after the meeting. "I feel like we've got a very terrific board and a strong and dynamic officer team.

"What I really want to start off doing is ask board members and members of the community where their passions are, because passion drives our activities."

The near future looks good for the Society, Likins said.

For starters, board members recently completed a self-evaluation by the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, which should help provide operational efficiencies, she said.

Plus, the society soon will kick fundraising objectives into high gear, she said.

She said she's encouraged by the "strong participation and leadership by board members."

"We have a very active board and group of non-board leaders, folks who chair committees but don't sit on the board right now," Likins said.

Darcy Congrove was re-elected vice president, Bill Curlis replaced Likins as secretary and Tim Bibler was named treasurer, replacing Nick Cavalaris, who is still on the board.

Dennis Brandon and Dennis McCann, who were elected in August, took their seats for the first time, as did Susan Sutherland, who is a non-voting member of the Society.

Mike Cornelis resigned at the Oct. 14 meeting, citing work conflicts. The board is looking for a replacement for Cornelis, who told the trustees he would like to remain active at the committee level.

Resumes can be dropped off at the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

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