Friends of James V. Brown Library elects board members

Four new members were elected to four-year terms on the Board of the Friends of the James V.Brown Library at the annual board meeting on Dec. 1. Carl Raymond Huff, Lois Williams,Denise Sutherland, and Tom Zimmerman will join board committees that enhance library funding through organizing and staffing the semiannual book sales and managing the Friends Book Store. Committees also support community outreach events by presenting monthly book reviews and hosting volunteer recognition occasions.

Huff is retired from the U.S. Air Force. He has taught English with the Montoursville Area School District and served as principal for the high school in that school district as well asbeing an adjunct faculty member for Lycoming College.

Williams has spent her career in the area of social work and adoption placements, adoption agency. She has served on many boards including the Williamsport Area School Board for 12 years, the YWCA, Williamport Music Club, and Florence Crittenton.

Southerland taught at St. John Neumann Regional Academy and also teaches mathematics at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Currently, she is also a business owner and operates The Glaze To Be.

Zimmerman holds the position of associate professor of psychology at Pennsylvania College of Technology. He has served on various boards including the Susquehanna Regional Health Service and the Williamsport Area School System.

New officers were elected for the board. Greg Thomas will serve as president; vice-president is Shirley Alters with Michael Pontious as treasurer and Shelby Weber as secretary.

Commendations were offered to those individuals leaving the Board as their terms end. These outgoing members are Jim Cunningham, Chuck Featherstone and Betsy Madsen.


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