By Danielle Coots
For the News-Current
BEAVERCREEK — City council approved applicants to fill vacancies for needed openings on three important boards and committees in the Beavercreek area.
The Parks, Recreation and Culture Board had one opening for the term of March 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2019. City council elected and appointed Sharon Fulcher to fill that position. The parks board recommends programs for the conduct of public parks, recreational and cultural facilities and advises council on recreational matters.
The Youth Development Committee now has three new members. Jennifer Hollen, a previous substitute teacher for Centerville, Ashley Howard, a student at University of Cincinnati and Tiffany Akers, an attorney at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have been appointed. The Youth Committee members are responsible for organizing teams to implement and promote youth programs and service learning projects that will service the needs of the community.
“The youth of Beavercreek will grow up to eventually lead our community. Investing time, mentoring and instilling leadership skills in the young people of Beavercreek will pay dividends in the long run,” Akers said in her application for the Youth Committee. “Developing these skills in our community will be left in hands of individuals who learned the significance of local government at a young age.”
The Environmental Advisory Board has six vacancies with two applicants, which both were appointed: Jeanne Kunay and Laura Funk. This board is responsible for developing policies and regulations to protect the environment.
Kunay has been a resident of Beavercreek for over 40 years. She is also a retired educator, having served as a high school teacher for 28 years, a high school principal, headmaster of a private school and an adjunct instructor at Wright State University.
“Now that I’m retired, I have time to serve the community where I have lived my entire adult life,” she said.
Funk is Senior Project Manager at Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. and six-year resident of Beavercreek.
“I have 17 years of environmental consulting experience, working on environmental assessment and remediation projects guided by federal and state regulatory programs,” she said. She also has a bachelor’s degree in environmental geology and a master’s degree in environmental safety and health management.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.