PACC Board Director Election & Candidates 2018
PACC’s Board Director Election is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018, 5:30a.m. until 8:00p.m. PACC adult annual members in good standing may vote in the election. Three board seats are available. Absentee ballots are available by contacting the PACC Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-346-7222. However, completed ballots must be returned by 8:00p.m. on Monday, January 22 and must have arrived in sealed envelopes at the PACC with a return address of the individual(s) submitting the ballot (s). Please see below for information on the candidates.
After graduating from PHS in 1985, I continued my education at Concordia College and received a degree in Spanish Education. My first teaching position landed me at Superior Senior High School in Wisconsin where I taught for five years. In 1994 I accepted another
teaching position in Glenwood City, WI where I remained for 22 years. It was there where I met my husband Chase and was blessed with two kids, Macie (20) and Charlie (16). Nearly two years ago we decided to relocate to Perham, feeling that Perham has
much to offer. The community never fails to amaze me by their generosity, compassion for others, and commitment to future innovations. Currently I teach English classes at Kenny’s Candy to Hispanic employees. I work at The Bridge (food shelf) and am also a member of their board of directors. In addition, I provide Meals on Wheels and serve on two scholarship committees for Perham High School graduates. I believe I can assist in making our community the best it can be. I will promote health, families, and a number of new opportunities / experiences for Perham.
My name is Chuck Stevens, my family and I are residents of Perham. I am married to my wonderful wife Christy, and we have two children: Dawson, age 17 and Landon, age 15. Professionally I am in my 16th year with Minntex Investment Co. Inc. located in Bemidji, MN where I serve as the President. Minntex Investment is a holding company for various types of businesses strung across Minnesota. We specialize in Sales, Management, Customer Service and also own a marketing firm. I am extremely fortunate to employ and manage 75 resourceful individuals who make our company great! I feel I am a great fit for the PACC board, as it combines all of my skills and passions into one. Living in the lakes area, I enjoy all of the activities most do: sports, fishing, hunting and all other outdoor recreation, but more than anything it is staying active, staying fit and living healthy. Having such a quality facility such as the PACC in a small town really is a luxury, and I feel by incorporating my professional experience in sales, customer service and communication I will do my part to ensure the PACC continues to trend up and meet all your needs and expectations…. Thank You!
My name is Allysa Anderson. I graduated from Moorhead High in 2008 and NDSU in 2012 with a degree in business communications. I have been married to my husband Mike Anderson for 6 years and have two children, ages 1.5 and 3. I have lived in Perham for 2 years after moving back to the area from International Falls, MN where I served on the Humane Society board as Volunteer Coordinator. My family just recently became members at the PACC in December 2017 and our favorite things to do there are racquetball and swimming with the kids.
Tony Stoll was born and raised in Dent. He is a Perham High School Graduate. He and his wife Rose have three grown sons who have all graduated from PHS. Tony is the Principal Architect with BHH Partners in Perham. He has been involved in the Perham Community for over 25 years serving on the Planning Commission and as a Rotarian for most of that time. He has also served as the Rotary Club President as well as the Chamber President. In addition, he has been involved as an area youth coach for many years. He has been an active member of the PACC for over 20 years serving as a Board member and on the Facilities Committee. Through his business, as a Board Member and as a volunteer Tony has been involved with most of the PACC Building Updates and Remodeling projects over the past 20 years. Tony understands the importance of maintaining a “Healthy Lifestyle” and how the PACC has become one of the key facilities within our community. He is aware of how changes need to occur at the PACC to address the future needs of members. This includes how the facilities need to be updated to respond to the changes that will occur when the High School moves into its new building and out of the existing structure.
Originally hailing from Moorhead, MN, Rachel has lived in Perham with her fiancé Derek Neu for the past six years. She graduated from Concordia- Moorhead in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has been working for Bekkerus Schott Helmeke DeConcini Johnson in Perham for the last four years. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys staying active running, biking, rollerblading, and participating in sports. The PACC’s amenities have been essential in helping her keep in shape and train for four different marathons. With her strong background in accounting and financials and her love for people and active lifestyles, Rachel would be a valuable member to the PACC Board of Directors that continues to bring a fantastic facility of health and wellness to the lakes area.
James Mulcahy has been a PACC member since 2009. Previous to the moving to Perham, James grew up in Audubon, MN, attended Concordia College and earned a BA in Physical Education. In 1994, he and his wife Tana moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher and coach until moving back to MN in 2009. He was employed at Prairie Wind Middle School 2009-2010 as a Physical Education Teacher and was recently brought back to the district as an Academic and Behavior Interventionist. In his time away from the Perham Dent School District, he worked at White Earth Reservation’s Circle of Life School where he served as Dean of Students, worked with the Native Alive Suicide Prevention Program as well as the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Diversion Program. James is currently Head
Baseball and an Assistant Football Coach with Perham Dent School District. He has worked with all ages of baseball players in our spring and summer baseball programs for the last 8 years and
serves on the Home Run Club Committee. He is also an active member of the Perham Athletic Association.
Maggie Fresonke is a public health enthusiast that seeks to make healthier choice the easier choice for the community by working as a Population Health Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Grant Writer at Perham Health. She received her Masters of Public Health at North Dakota State University and loves to inspire others to think to the future. The PACC has always been considered a second home to Maggie between her being a New York Mills swimmer on the Perham Girl’s Swim Team and her coaching of the Lakes Area Penguin Swimmers. Maggie lives in Perham with wonderful husband of three years, Tim, where they both serve the community by responding to crises with Perham Area EMS. With Maggie’s knowledge in population health, program development and partnership building paired with her deep roots within the community, she would bring a valued skill set to the PACC Board that can help uphold the PACC as the cornerstone of health and wellness in the Perham Community.
Rich McCrady, Sr. has more than 40 years as a business executive in the transportation and logistics industry, including owning and operating his own companies profitably for over 23 years. He is a senior partner and principal for the Centurion Management Group, since 2002, and has led the organization with his entrepreneurial spirit in the areas of sales leadership and strategic business operations. Before the launch of Centurion Management Group, Mr. McCrady founded and served as President and CEO for Masters Worldwide and FirstAir, Inc., a global logistics provider, delivering air, ocean and surface transportation services both domestically and internationally. He developed a “winning” sales approach and a support services platform that provided efficiencies beyond comparison for a logistics provider its size. The expansion and success of the organization was recognized by consistent high-performance sales leadership, offering superior technology, creating efficient operations, and delivering award-winning customer service. In 2000, Mr. McCrady merged his organization with Consolidated Freightways, a transportation company providing LTL and logistics services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, with 350 terminals and 21,000 employees, utilizing systems to provide international freight services between the United States and more than 80 countries. During this time, Rich McCrady, Sr., served as President and COO, of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Consolidated Freightways, well-known as CF Worldwide, where he held overall responsibilities for operations, sales, technology and financial services. Mr. McCrady ran over 45 operations domestically and in Europe, and within a two-and-a-half-year span, had increased revenue figures by 300%, and executed significant change in processes that insured profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction and client retention. Rich McCrady Sr. has served on boards of professional associations holding prominent positions as president, chairman and directors of an executive council. He was actively engaged in leading industry coalitions, including American Management Association, Institute of Management Consultants USA, Airforwarders Association, The International Air Cargo Association, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the National Retail Federation. McCrady Sr. is a noted speaker in the transportation industry with specific focus on employee relations and corporate culture. Rich has been successful in aiding other companies and organizations through a ‘change management’ skillset process. Rich retired to the Vergas/Perham area in 2007. He has recently stepped down as the Chairperson of The Bridge Community Pantry after serving for 6+ years. The Bridge was able to meet various initiative goals while Rich was Chair of this local organization. Further, Rich started a local business, Wings Flight Training, offering primary and commercial flight training at the Perham and Detroit Lakes airports. Rich and his wife, Mary, have been married for 53 years, belong to Calvary Lutheran in Perham, have 2 grown children and 5 grown grandchildren. Their hobbies are spending time at various Perham events and traveling to their grandchildren’s collegiate activities.
PACC Survey Results
In October of 2016, the PACC’s Board of Directors commissioned a survey of people in the region to discover ways the PACC could improve our Community Center and gain valuable insights from our current members as well as potential new members.
As part of our continuing efforts to improve the PACC, the Board is considering several ideas to improve the PACC, including:
- Expanded Fitness Areas (including versatile space)
- Play Land for Young Children
- Drop-In Child Care
- Family Changing Rooms
- Climbing Wall
- Splash Pad
- Trending Fitness Classes
The Board of Directors wishes to thank everyone for participating in the survey. Thank you for taking the time to help us improve the PACC for everyone.
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