Steve Carlson Joins United Way of Lake County’s Board
Recently, United Way of Lake County welcomed several new members to their Board of Directors. We will be highlighting each of the new members on our blog. Next up, hear from Steve Carlson, Lake County Board Member, about why he decided to join the UWLC Board.
What inspired you to join United Way of Lake County’s Board of Directors?
I’ve always been aware of United Way but recently I’ve become much more aware of their role in Lake County. I initially became involved because of my interest in 211, a free and confidential helpline that provides access to essential services, which will become available in Lake County in Spring 2019. Working to bring 211 to Lake County, I’ve become acquainted with the many remarkable, dedicated people in the United Way organization.
As a new Board member, I am looking forward to getting to know my fellow Members and the overall mission and workings of the agency. It is an honor to be asked to serve with so many extraordinary people in an extraordinary organization.
Steve Carlson is District 7 Commissioner for the Lake County Board. He has volunteered with United Way of Lake County since 2012 as a Board Member for the Lake County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) where he has helped to review local needs and allocate funding to high capacity agencies proven to align with local efforts to prevent and decrease homelessness and hunger. Steve’s deep commitment to our community is showcased in his many volunteer roles throughout the county, including involvement with the Lake County Health and Community Services Committee, Lake County Forest Preserve, Lake County Board of Health, Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee, and many more.
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