Foundation for Excellence Board of Directors Set, Orientation Sessions Scheduled for February 20 & 21


The Foundation for Excellence's Board of Directors met for the first time in its entirety on February 15. At the conclusion of the meeting, all 15 positions had been officially filled and the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer had been determined. The membership of the inaugural Foundation for Excellence Board includes: 

Bobby J. Hopewell, City Director (Ex officio), President
Angela Graham-WIlliams, Stakeholder Director (Healthcare), Vice President
Adam McFarlin, Treasurer, Stakeholder Director (Business/Banking), Treasurer
Barbara Hamilton-Miller, Stakeholder Director (Neighborhood), Secretary
David Andesron, City Director (City Commission)
Sandra Calderon-Huezo, Stakeholder Director (Neighborhood) 
Alisa Carrel, Stakeholder Director (Arts Community)
Nathan Dannison, City Director, At-Large 
JoVaughan Head, Stakeholder Director (Housing Sector)
Mia Henry, Stakeholder Director (Affinity Organization)
James K. Ritsema, City Director (Ex officio)
Alice Talyor, Stakeholder Director (Neighborhood)
Jack C. Urban, City Director (City Commission)
Von Washington Jr., Stakeholder Director (Education)
Matthew Zerwekh, Stakeholder Director (Faith-based)

The Board will reconvene on February 20 & 21 for orientation sessions. The orientation will take place in the Forum Room at the Foundry, 600 E Michigan Avenue. A wide range of materials will be covered prepare Directors for their duties governing the board and working together with City staff and the City Commission. Agendas for the meetings are available here:


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