Larry Gundrum, who has served on Green Lake Renewal’s board of directors for the past two years, has been named executive director of Green Lake Renewal’s Town Square Community Center. He will be responsible for planning, executing and leading all Town Square initiatives, including programming, events, and project development, as well as overseeing Town Square’s Green Lake Kitchens, Green Lake Fitness and Mill Pond Terrace, the new outdoor event venue opening this summer on the north side of Town Square.
Norton Boat Works of Green Lake is partnering with the nonprofit organization Green Lake Renewal to offer wooden boat rides on the Saturday of Harvest Fest, September 29, from 9 am to 3 pm. Boat rides are 20 minutes long and tickets will be sold at the wharf in Deacon Mills Park for $10 each. All proceeds will benefit Green Lake Renewal's Town Square Community Center.
Fran Hill, co-founder of the Town Square Community Center, will serve as president. Nick Vandervelde, entrepreneur with a background in finance, will serve as vice president. Phil Burkart, co-founder of the Town Square Community center, will serve as treasurer. Evelyn Galster, administrator of the Freeland Foundation, will serve as secretary. Mary-Jo Johnson, co-founder of Green Lake Renewal, will serve as past president.
During January and February, Green Lake Renewal’s Mill Pond Terrace Task Force met with numerous local contractors, seeking advice on how to best value engineer the project. The team is currently setting priorities and creating a timeline for completion. The project is expected to break ground in May, weather permitting.
In 10 years, Mr. Barbin grew Appirio from a four-person startup to a 1,200-person global services firm backed by Sequioia Capital, GGV and General Atlantic—the same venture capital firms that invested in companies including Alibaba, Facebook, Linkedin and PayPal. During that time, his company received 10 Best Places to Work awards, and was recently recognized by the Great Place to Work organization which produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
In addition, Green Lake Renewal elected new officers of its board. Fran Hill will move from staff position to a volunteer board seat, serving as board President. Nick Vandervelde will serve as board vice president, next in line to assume the role of president. Phil Burkart will serve as Treasurer and Evelyn Galster will serve as secretary.