One of the key indicators of the health of an organization like UV MEND is the ability to attract quality talent to the board and staff. This year I am particularly reminded of this because, in July, I will complete my two terms (six years) of service on the UV MEND Board and, per the by‐laws, I will leave the Board for at least a year. As I prepare to step away, I could not be more excited about individuals that will guide this great organization which YOU, the people of the Upper Valley, have built and supported for over twenty five years.
Your twelve Board members represent a broad cross‐section of the community: pastors, business people, educators, long time residents, and recent arrivals. All are volunteers, all have busy lives, and all share a passion for MEND’s programs. It has been an inspiration to serve with them as the stewards of MEND!