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4-H foundation 2017-18 officer and trustee elections

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Douglas E. Lewis, of Milan, was reelected president of the Michigan 4-H Foundation at the fall board meeting Oct. 6, 2017.

Lewis is the director of student legal services for the University of Michigan. He represents the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on the Council on Ag Research Extension and Teaching, serves on the MSU Extension District 12 Advisory Committees, is a Washtenaw County 4-H volunteer and is a member of the Washtenaw County MSU Extension Council.

Also reelected were: as vice president, Sara Stuby, Centreville; as treasurer, Rob Johnson, St. Johns, internal audit manager, MSU Federal Credit Union; and as secretary, Julie Chapin, Portland, state 4-H leader and director and MSU Extension Institute for Children and Youth. The immediate past president is Sheila Burkhardt, Novi, senior director of member relations and public affairs at Michigan Milk Producers Association.

Board of trustee elections were held during the annual membership meeting Oct. 6. Stuby and Burkhardt were re-elected to a three-year term on the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees. Youth trustee Alondra Alvizo, Detroit, was re-elected for a one-year term to complete her three years on the board. Johnson was also re-elected as a trustee through the end of the year.

Additionally, trustees retiring from the board were recognized Oct. 6 for their service to 4-H: former board president and Resource Development Committee chair Smallwood Holoman, Jr., Midland, former Facilities Committee chair Harmony Nowlin, Elwell, and treasurer and Finance Committee Chair Robert Johnson, St. Johns.