Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Eagan YMCA.
The YMCA in Eagan announced that Mary Halverson, the store manager of the Slumberland store in Eagan, and Lieutenant Colonel John Hinck, commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion- Minneapolis, will join its Community Board.
Halverson oversees daily operations, inventory control and staff training, and maintains high levels of customer relations at the Eagan store. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics in Business. Her community volunteer experience includes religious instruction at her church, reading in elementary schools and volunteering with Dakota County 4-H. Halverson, with her husband, Tony, make their home in Eagan. Their two daughters attended Y childcare programs.
Hinck holds a Masters in Administration degree from Central Michigan University and a second masters in Military Art and Science from the Army Command & General Staff College. He earned undergraduate degrees at California State University in Fresno. Hinck is a career Army officer of 21 years and supervises over 250 soldiers and civilians. Originally from Fresno, California, he now makes his home in Bloomington.
“We are pleased both Mary Halverson and John Hinck will join our board,” said Nyam Smith, Eagan YMCA executive director. “Their concern and experience in positive youth development will be valuable to our programs. Nationally the YMCA and the U.S. Armed Services have worked together to support military families.”
Now at 18 members, the Community Board includes a range of community professionals who guide the Eagan Y as it addresses the current and future health and wellness needs of youth and seniors. Current board projects include YPartners fundraising, Y Board Challenge and a Community Garden. The Eagan YMCA is part of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.