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Celebrate Laconia Announces New Board of Directors

LACONIA, N.H. - Celebrate Laconia, a local nonprofit whose mission is to celebrate and promote the City of Laconia by making the community strong through strategic initiatives and beautification efforts, has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.

Joining the organization are Daryl Dawson, Owner, Kellerhaus; Leah Drzewiecki, Salon Coordinator, SunDay’s Salon & Spa; and Lori Harding, Business Development Executive, Liberty Title & Escrow.

Directors of the organization in 2020 are:

*President – Beth San Soucie, Communications and Outreach Manager, Stay Work Play NH

*Vice-President – Jared Guilmett, Architectural Designer, Misiaszek Turpin pllc

*Treasurer – Alexandra Pelletier, AVP, Banking Office Manager, Bank of New Hampshire

*Secretary – Linda Heney, Program Manager, AFL Telecommunications

*Michael Gagnon, Associate Broker, JG Realty

*Chet Cilley, Lakes Region Community College

“I have worked in downtown Laconia for most of the last 15 years. I have a deep passion for the past, present and future of the city. After having an opportunity to serve on the Light-Up Laconia Committee, I found it to be a group of sincere, like-minded people,” says Harding. “Those people led me to the Celebrate Laconia Board that I found to share my passion. I think it is the perfect forum to serve the city and the mission of the organization.”

Dawson thinks that “Laconia has a high potential for growth and becoming a great destination and an even better place to live. I hope I can be a part of making Laconia the best place to visit in the Lakes Region.”

Drzewiecki recollects “growing up I didn't always appreciate everything that Laconia is. I graduated, left and when I came back I saw all of this growth and beauty. To be a part of an organization that sees that, and encourages the positivity of where it is going, is simply incredible.”

Celebrate Laconia is a nonprofit, civic organization whose mission is to promote vitality throughout the entire community by coordinating citizens, public officials, civic and non-profit organizations, and private businesses; to encourage cultural and economic development; and to develop a framework for the future of the city. Additional information about the organization can be found at, or by contacting the group via email at


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