Housley appointed to Foundation Board

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Scott Housley has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors. He was nominated by PremierBank and will be replacing W. Phil Niemeyer who has completed his term and who will spend 2016 serving the board as past chairman.

“Scott will be a valuable addition to the board,” noted Chairman Dean Brown. “His business acumen and deep knowledge of the community will serve us well.”

Housley is a native of the state of Oregon, attending Oregon State University where he majored in business and physical education. In 1983, he and his wife Tracy moved to Fort Atkinson where he began working for New York Life and they settled in to raise their three children.

After spending over 20 years in the publishing industry, Housley moved into the logistics business with W&A Distribution Services, Inc. of Fort Atkinson, where he has been for the past 13 years.

In his free time, Housley has enjoyed spending many hours coaching youth sports and being involved with Crop Walk, United Way, Lions Club, and serving on several boards over the years. He is partial to active walking, riding his bike, golfing, hiking, swimming and playing with his grandson who keeps him in good shape.

He currently serves the business community as a member of the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber Board of Directors

“Fort Atkinson is a great place to raise a family,” said Housley. “I look forward to serving the Community Foundation as a director. It’s a chance for me to give something back to the community, something that’s very important to me.”

The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of five members, each serving a term of five years. These volunteers are chosen for their community involvement and knowledge of the educational, cultural, civic, public, and charitable needs of the Fort Atkinson area.

Appointments to the Board are made, in turn, by the School District of Fort Atkinson, PremierBank as trustee, the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Atkinson Historical Society, and the Fort Atkinson City Council. However, directors represent the community in general and do not represent or act as advocates of their respective appointing bodies.

Currently serving on the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors with Housley are chairman Dean Brown, vice-chairman Chris Rogers, Mary Behling, and Kristin Wallace. Joining the five voting members are past-chairman W. Phil Niemeyer and secretary and legal counsel James Vance. The Board of Directors is supported by the foundation’s program administrator, Sue Hartwick.

More information about the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is available at www.fortfoundation.org or by contacting Hartwick at (920) 563-3210 (office), (920) 222-1191 (mobile) or via email at facf@fortfoundation.org.