Board News

In response to the sudden loss of Board member and Treasurer, Bruce Fogel, who unexpectedly died on May 9, the Annual Meeting of the Lathrop Board on May 10 was moved from Look Park to the Mt. Tom room at The Inn. What is usually a celebration of the successful year past became instead a more somber gathering with tributes to and remembrances of Bruce shared by Lathrop Board and staff members to open the meeting.
The business portion of the Annual meeting proceeded with the induction of new member, David Stevens, and the retiring of those whose terms had expired.
Pictured, left to right, are Irene Lamson, outgoing Chair, retiring after 16 years of service on the Board, Anne Lanning, the new, incoming Chair, and Marilyn Richards, retiring after 9 years on the Board. Marilyn was Chair prior to Irene’s term. Irene and Marilyn are shown holding the plaques that the Board presented to them in gratitude for their commitment to Lathrop.
Both Irene and Marilyn will continue to work as members of the Lathrop Master Planning Task Force. Marilyn is also a member of the Kendal Board and is vice-chair of the Kendal Charitable Funds, and will continue in those posts.
Anne Lanning, the new Board chair, is the Vice-President of Museum Affairs at Historic Deerfield. In this role, she assists the President in managing the operations of the museum and oversees the direction of the museum departments: Curatorial, Museum Education and Interpretation, the Memorial Libraries, the Office of Academic Programs, and Event Planning. She has served on a number of community boards and committees, including as a Trustee of Historic Northampton. Her Bachelor’s degree is in History, and she holds a paralegal certification.
David Stevens, the newest member of the Board, who is assuming a three year appointment, has served as the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Council on Aging since 1994. David has extensive knowledge of local senior services and agencies and has received many professional awards for his work in the field. Additionally, he has served on many area committees serving a variety of causes, including helping to establish the new Charter for the City of Northampton.