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Our President-Elect - New Developments

AFCC-MN Members,


It is with both sadness and excitement that I share the following message with you all. Our President-Elect, Racheal Howitz, is stepping down from her position. Racheal is expecting a child in late May and understandably wants to focus her attention on her family. While we were looking forward to Racheal’s term as President, we are not losing her completely. Racheal will continue to be an active member of AFCC-MN and continue to serve on committees. We wish Racheal and her family the best.


This news obviously necessitates some changes at the Board level. On April 17th, the Executive Committee met to discuss next steps, pursuant to our Chapter bylaws. The Executive Committee recommended to the full Board of Directors that our current Secretary, Carlo Faccini, fulfill the remainder of Racheal’s term and then assume the Presidency at the AFCC-MN Annual Conference in July. The BOD approved Carlo’s nomination unanimously.


Of course, Carlo’s move to President-Elect necessitated that the Secretary position be filled. The Executive Committee recommended to the BOD that current Board Member, Kate Stevens, be elevated to fulfill the rest of Carlo’s term as Secretary. The BOD approved Kate’s nomination unanimously. While that leaves an open BOD position to be filled, the BOD determined that the position will remain vacant until the next slate of nominations is presented to membership at the Annual Conference in July.


I would like to thank the Board of Directors for addressing these matters in a thoughtful and efficient manner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



Zak Chesson

President, AFCC-MN


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