Bay Village Foundation thanks outgoing president

A new chapter is upon the Bay Village Foundation. Many in Bay Village know the organization, especially after the recent overhaul of Play in Bay, but what a lot of people don't know is the man behind the helm. Al Paulus has recently completed his term as president and what a wonderful term it has been. 

Founding member and past President Eileen Verrnon recently stated, "Al joined the board in 2004, before we had term limits. We managed to keep him for 14 years. Even though his newly applied term was up, he agreed to serve as vice president. As that three-year term ended, he was nominated and accepted the presidency. How lucky were we? Al served very actively on the grants committee, chairing the group, and was a very involved and active member of the Run committee. His major contribution, in my view, was to serve on the finance and develop committees, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to that important, growing base of our organization. As president he was a godsend, as we jelled as a formal, growing community asset and organized board with term limits. We needed a leader; Al filled that role beyond expectations. He prepared us to move forward as a growing, dynamic organization."

New President Rich Veres said of Paulus, "It has been a pleasure to get to know him, work with him and learn from him. He has been especially deft at leading the Board during this period of transition. He has effectively worked with founding trustees, and also worked to attract and onboard new trustees. He has been very generous with sharing his time, talent and treasure."

His experience in accounting has aided in implementing audit procedures for the Foundation and recording countless procedures to advance from tribal knowledge toward a more repeatable, organizational knowledge. His leadership and energy helped produce a successful Play in Bay renovation.

Sarah Urbancic

Sarah Urbancic

Bay Village resident and Bay Village Foundation board member

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 9:28 AM, 06.19.2018