Working year-round with volunteers, funded partners and the community, the United Way of Wayne County seeks to create long-lasting changes so each person can achieve their full potential.
United Way strives to unite individuals, community organizations and resources to continue to make Wayne County a great place to live, work and play. This is accomplished by volunteers serving on its board of directors.
Two colleagues were recognized for serving six years on the board at the recent UWWC annual meeting hosted by Craft 120 in Newark.
Carol Pettis and staff joined the board in thanking Trish Koczent, past president, and John Triou, past vice president, for their service, dedication, insight and leadership in the community. Both held various officer positions on the executive committee and community investment team during their tenure with United Way.
Four directors were elected as officers to serve as the UWWC executive committee: John Gingrich, of Wolcott, as president; Tom Liseno, of Clyde, as vice president; Alexa Wessie, of Macedon, as treasurer; and Tammy Haskell, of Palmyra, as secretary.
Two community volunteers were elected to serve on the board of directors: Lindsay Smith, of Palmyra, and Michele Waeghe from Lyons National Bank.
UWWC acknowledged the memory of Phil McCann, who died in September 2019. He was remembered for his service and professional leadership to the board of directors for six years. McCann served as president, VP, treasurer, secretary, financial liaison and CIT chairman.
“We are so grateful for our volunteers, and the tremendous amount of time and energy they devote to helping our community,” said Carol Pettis, regional director. “Our board of directors is comprised of dedicated people who are passionate about helping others and we thank them for their ongoing commitment to our work.”
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