Gary Bakke is the “2011 Person of the Year” chosen by the New Richmond News. Gary was selected because of his history of community service. He has been involved with many community organizations and activities over the past 45 years. He currently serves on The Centre Board. He has also been involved in the Vitality Initiative and Pathways Committee, has been a part of the Front Porch Project and Leadership Trust Initiative, and was an original organizer of the New Richmond Community Foundation.
Gary, however, is quick to point out that he is only one of many people who have and continue to volunteer their time and talent to making his community a better place to live. “I’m grateful for the honor,” Gary said, “but I accept it on behalf of all of the other volunteers who make a difference in New Richmond.” Bakke Norman Managing shareholder, Tom Schumacher, stated that Gary “embodies the firm’s commitment to serving the communities in which we live and work.”
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