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 Leia Fabian, Senior Bank Services Representative at Bank of New Hampshire; Warren Clement, Sales Associate at ReMax Bayside Weeks Commercial; and Jaylene Bengtson, Professor of Art Education at Plymouth State University.
Directors of the organization in 2021 are: *President – Jared Guilmett, Architectural Designer, Misiaszek Turpin pllc *Secretary – Lori Harding, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Lighthouse Title & Closing Services, LLC
*Daryl Dawson, Owner, Kellerhaus
*Leah Drzewiecki, Organizer, NEAT Method
"I love Laconia's beaches and the downtown. I even love Motorcycle Week and meeting new people and showing them my city. I have many ties to the Belknap Mill and its society. My grandmother was a trustee, and my uncle was a tour guide for the local elementary schools every spring," says Fabian "I celebrate Laconia because I love the people, and the old buildings, and all its history. I have great memories of seeing movies at the Colonial, and shopping for my new school bag at O'Shea's. I was a library page when I was 14 and knew that I never wanted to live anywhere else."
As a long-time resident of Laconia, Bengtson "loves its central location within New Hampshire, its rich historical significance as an industrial center, its small-town feel, and of course, the beautiful lakes and mountains that surround it."
Warren and his wife, Martha, are former owners of the Sundial Shops and were very pleased to have spent 37 years in the retail business. Clement "likes the positive approach the group brings and wants to be part of it."