2020 Board Elections: Seeking Nominations

Learn more about the the CEDAM board and our election process. 

Current Board Officers

  • President: Kirsten Elliott, Community Housing Network, Inc. (Troy) – Region 5
  • Vice President: Jeremy DeRoo, LINC UP (Grand Rapids) – Region 3
  • Secretary: Charlotte Smith, LISC – Michigan Statewide (Kalamazoo), At Large
  • Treasurer: Al Martin, Hart House Bed and Breakfast (Hart) – At Large
  • Past President: Glenn Wilson, Communities First (Flint) – At Large

Current Board Members

  • Christine Bell, Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (Detroit) – Region 6
  • Kris Brady, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (Traverse City) – Region 2
  • Mikki Droste, Capital Area Housing Partnership (East Lansing) – At Large
  • Toby Berry, Community Action Agency (Jackson) – Region 4
  • Bonnie Gettys, Barry Community Foundation (Hastings) – Region 3
  • Michelle LaJoie, Community Action Alger Marquette – Region 1
  • Tony Lentych, Traverse City Housing Commission (Traverse City) – Region 2
  • Luan Nguyen, Cinnaire (Lansing) – At Large
  • Kwaku Osei, Cooperative Capital (Detroit) – At Large 
  • Libby Palackdharry, Wayne Metro Community Action Agency (Detroit) – At Large
  • Paul Schmidt, The Saginaw Oakland Commercial Association (Lansing) – Region 4
  • Linda Smith, U SNAP BAC (Detroit) – Region 6
  • Dennis West, Northern Initiatives (Marquette) – Region 1


About the Board: CEDAM’s board of directors has eighteen members. Twelve are CDC-class members from each of CEDAM’s six geographic regions, and six are at-large members from any membership class and region. Board members may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms (there is no lifetime term limit), starting in June annually, and nine seats are up for election by the full CEDAM membership each spring.

Board members are expected to attend bimonthly meetings, serve on one or more CEDAM committees, attend the annual membership celebration and generally be an ambassador for CEDAM and its members. If you are a current CEDAM member and are interested in running for a board position, please contact Luke Forrest.