Jackson and Gould named to state Boys and Girls Club board

Two local names were recently announced as the latest members of the statewide Boys and Girls Club board.

“We are excited to add some great, knowledgeable voices to our board to help advocate for Minnesota kids,” said Alliance Board president Tom Schnack, who is also a member of the Board of the Boys & Girls of the Twin Cities.

“The Alliance continues to diversify its board of directors, and the work it does to help our Clubs and kids,” said Chad Campbell, CEO of Alliance member Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester.

According to a release, Leech Lake Tribal Chairman Faron Jackson, Sr.,  and Voyageurs teacher Joe Gould will serve two-year terms on the Minnesota Alliance of Boys and Girls Club board of directors.

Jackson leads the 10,000-member Leech Lake Band, and has been in tribal government for seven years. Jackson is also a foster parent and was a member of Boys and Girls Clubs in his youth.

Gould is a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji Area and holds multiple degrees, with experience as a legislative staffer.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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