Posted on: 06/01/2016 - 12:57pm
Big changes are ahead at Upper Valley MEND, that’s meeting each need with dignity. The non-profit organization decided in March to cancel a major affordable housing development in Leavenworth due to budgetary reasons. In light of that, their executive director Chuck Reppas felt it was the right time for him to step down and allow new leadership to usher in a new chapter for the organization. The board of directors looked in-house and chose communications director Kaylin Bettinger to take the reins. KOHO’s Dan Langager sat down with Bettinger and Reppas here in the KOHO studio to talk about the transition process and what’s ahead for UV MEND.
Posted on: 05/27/2016 - 8:53am
I was thrilled to learn that Upper Valley MEND has tapped Kaylin Bettinger to be its next executive director. She takes over June 1 for Chuck Reppas, who will move onto the board of directors.
MEND, which stands for Meeting Each Need with Dignity, has been instrumental in meeting the growing social needs in the Upper Valley. It operates a food bank, the Jubilee gift store, the Cornerstone Community for individuals with developmental disabilities, a thrift store, a free clinic and also oversees some affordable housing units.
Posted on: 05/27/2016 - 8:43am
Over the last month, the Upper Valley MEND board of directors has been interviewing and vetting candidates for a new executive director. The board is now pleased to announce that Kaylin Bettinger has been named executive director, effective June 1, 2016. A strategic thinker and energetic do-er, Bettinger brings operations, communications and development experience to MEND, most recently as MEND's communications and development manager.
Posted on: 05/24/2016 - 11:09am
Over the last month, the Upper Valley MEND board of directors has been interviewing and vetting candidates for a new executive director. The board is now pleased to announce that Kaylin Bettinger has been named executive director, effective June 1, 2016.
Posted on: 05/12/2016 - 8:28am
Clint talks with Chuck Reppas, Executive Director of Upper Valley MEND, about his upcoming retirement from the position and the stamp he's left on the organization.
Posted on: 04/05/2016 - 9:53am
The Wenatchee World's March 20, 2016 coverage of the Meadowlark Neighborhood shutdown.
Posted on: 03/21/2016 - 10:25am
KOHO Radio's March 21, 2016 coverage of Meadowlark neighborhood shutdown.
Posted on: 03/21/2016 - 10:19am
KOHO Radio's March 18, 2016 coverage of shutting down development on Meadowlark neighborhood.
Posted on: 03/21/2016 - 10:09am
The Wenatchee World's March 20 coverage of the shutdown of Meadowlark neighborhood.
Posted on: 03/16/2016 - 10:32am
KOHO radio's coverage of the Empty Bowls Auction kickoff on March 16, 2016.