gave miller; bo and toyla frondorf; Lucas neece; jon irsik
Long-time employees of the Hutchinson Recreation Commission Bo and Toyla Frondorf will retire on December 31.
An up-and-coming public reception for the Frondorfs will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hutch Rec Downtown, 17 E. First Ave.
Bo Frondorf started his career at Hutch Rec in July 1991 as the agency’s chief financial officer. During his 30 years, Frondorf oversaw the agency’s finances, took on the lead role in information technology (IT) services and assisted with human resources.
Toyla Frondorf began her career with Hutch Rec in August 1999 as the agency’s Superintendent of Special Populations, where she oversaw programming and activities for adapted recreation for youth and adults. In August 2007, Toyla also took over the programming and activities of the Senior Center in Elmdale Park. She is retiring as the Superintendent of Senior Recreation.
Heartland Credit Union to host retirement celebration for longtime employee Donna Miller, AVP of Member Experience, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday at 900 E 23rd Ave.
Miller started at Heartland in 1998 as a Loan Processing Supervisor. She then served as a Financial Services Representative, Director of Consumer Loans, and Branch Manager at 23rd Avenue and Severance Street.
She has helped hundreds, if not thousands of members with their financial needs over the past 23 years. His immense knowledge of Heartland products and services, as well as his ability to build relationships with members, will be missed.
Last week, the Kansas Association of City-County Management (KACM) gathered to recognize excellence in public service and honor members of the profession for their years of service.
This included Lucas neece, Lindsborg’s Deputy City Administrator, who received the organization’s Early Career Excellence Award, and three city managers from retiring communities in the region.
The city of Lindsborg hired Neece in 2018 as Deputy City Administrator. In this role, he was primarily responsible for economic development.
As part of its efforts, the need for quality child care was identified as an opportunity for the community. He has worked tirelessly to oversee and passionately promote Sprout House Daycare in Lindsborg.
Neece received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Kansas and has had several international experiences in the fields of architecture, housing, land use planning and international development.
Among the region’s retired municipal management professionals honored for their years of service were jay dill, Kinsley City Manager, Greg DuMars, municipal administrator of Lindsborg, and John torline, municipal administrator for North Newton.
Also, the Director of the City of Hoisington Jonathan mitchell was named president of the Kansas Association of City / County Management for 2021, and JD Gilbert, Ford County Administrator, will serve as treasurer.
NORTH NEWTON – A familiar face returns to Bethel College to lead the Office of Institutional Advancement. Pam Tieszen, Lancaster, Pa., Will become Bethel’s next Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) on February 1, after serving from 2014 to 2016.
âThe alumni and community of Bethel College have fond memories, and I look forward to initiating plans for a bright future after five years in Lancaster Mennonite Schools,â said Tieszen.
Since 2017, Tieszen has served as the superintendent of the private K-12 system in Lancaster, PA. Prior to assuming the position of vice president at Bethel for the first time, Tieszen was a principal, from 2008 to 2014, at Freeman (SD) Academy, another small private school system from Kindergarten to Grade 12. .
Tieszen holds an AA degree from Freeman Junior College and received his BA from Jamestown (North Dakota) College. She received her MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In addition to his experience in teaching and school administration, Tieszen did bookkeeping and payroll for a gymnastics company, managed the financial records of a 300-cow dairy farm, and served as a lay manager at Freeman’s Hutterthal Mennonite Church.
She is currently a member of the boards of Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., The Lezha (Albania) Academic Center, and the Mennonite Schools Executive Council, of which she is the treasurer.
Tieszen is the parent or step-parent of three Bethel graduates: Aaron Tschetter, Rebecca (Trumble) Tschetter and Jaime Tschetter.
GARDEN CITY – The City of Garden City has announced the appointment of Jon irsik as the city’s new fire chief. Irsik will fill the vacancy left by Chef Bill Beaty earlier this year.
âAfter a national search and an evaluation of the finalists by an evaluation center in which several community stakeholders participated, Jon Irsik has established himself as the right choice for our City and our Department. Jon has leadership skills which are highly valued by our organization and are important qualities for handling the complexities of a fire department. Assistant Deputy Director Jennifer Cunningham added, âJon will do a phenomenal job as a fire chief. He understands the needs of the department and he embodies the city’s core values ââof service and community in everything he does.
Irsik currently serves as the acting battalion commander for the department and has 17 years of experience in the fire service. Irsik began his career in 2004 at GCFD as Firefighter I and rose through the ranks to the positions of Firefighter II and Acting Lieutenant before being appointed Acting Battalion Commander.
Irsik is originally from Garden City and holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Garden City Community College.
âI am honored to be chosen as the next Fire Chief for the Garden City Fire Department,â said Irsik. âI am committed not only to the success of the department where I have devoted my career, but also to the community that I have lived in all my life. I look forward to the continued progress of the department in order to better serve our great city. “
NEWTON – Newton Healthcare Corporation, doing business as NMC Health, has announced the appointment of new officers and members to its board of directors.
Marilyn Wilder will chair the board, accepting the post of past chairman and outgoing board member Willis Heck in November. Wilder will serve until October 31, 2022.
The other members of the Board of Directors of NMC Health 2021-2022 are: Matthieu schmidt, vice-president; Chris Conrade, Secretary; Barth The Hague, assistant secretary; Ron lang, former president; and Val gleason, President.
Robert palmer by Newton, owner of Back Alley Pizza, and Richard stinnett of Newton, president of Business Technology Career Opportunities, Inc., also recently joined the 19-member NMC Health board.
A full list of NMC’s board of directors is available at https://www.mynmchealth.org/about-nmc/leadership/.
The board of directors of NMC also recently hosted Emilie webb, MD, who represents the organization’s physicians and providers as chairman of the medical staff. She will sit on the board of directors until June 30, 2022.
The remaining members of Dr. Webb’s Medical Staff Council until June 30, 2022, are Stephanie Gibson, MD, vice-president; Jonathan jantz, MD, secretary; Hossein Amirani, MD, member at large; and Robert Dillard, MD, former president.
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced Friday the reappointment of Roger hannford, Marion, to the jury of abstract examiners. The goal of the council is to allow abstracts to protect the public in land transactions.