BOC pays tribute to Gretchen Wilbur

January 16, 2014

Gretchen Wilbur with new County Commission Chair Rick LaBoda

Gretchen Wilbur with new County Commission Chair Rick LaBoda

By Rosemary Horvath

Gretchen Wilbur wasn’t a Clare County employee but she won praise from Clare County Commissioners nonetheless.

Commissioners paid special tribute Wednesday to the 34-year employee of the Michigan Department of Human Services who served as the community resource coordinator the last 25 years.

A resolution declaring admiration, respect and best wishes, the county singled out Wilbur’s achievements, including:

Work with volunteers to provide services to low income and vulnerable populations, raising funds annually for back-to-school event that provided backpacks and school supplies for 500 students, and Project Kids Christmas that provided households with clothing, gifts, food and necessities.

Wilbur was a founding member of the county’s adult resource committee, Habitat for Humanity, the Enterprise Community, Continuum of Care Group and Community Nutrition Network.

She established a mentoring program for first-time parents called Welcome Little One and helped co-found the former Hard Times Café.

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